I received a box of pictures of and documents from my aunt on Thursday. It was like winning the lotto, but 1000% better. My grandmother had given to me all of her family pictures and documents before she died, so I didn’t think there was much else left to find. WRONG! My aunt sent me photos of my grandfather, Harold T. Uphouse, as a child that I’d never seen. There were photos of my grandmother, Goldie (Simpson) Uphouse Edwards as a toddler. Pictures of Harold’s mother, Julia (Veland) Uphouse as a child and young woman. And pictures of Julia’s parents, grandparents, and one of her great grandparent. There were letters written in Norwegian that I need to have translated. I am beyond thrilled.
My great grandmother, Julia (Veland) Uphouse.
My great-great grandmother, Elisabeth “Lisbet” (Gravdahl) Veland
My great-great grandfather, Johannes Veland
John and Elisabeth (Gravdahl) Veland
My third great grandfather, Haldor Olsen Gravdahl
My third great grandmother, Gunhild Antonsdatter Gravdahl
The Haldor Olsen Gravdahl family. Front: Haldor, Gunhild, Elizabeth and Anna.
Back: Gabriel, Margret, Lars, Ole, Martha, Cecilia, and Harry.
My fourth great grandmother, Johanne Elisabeth Haldorsdatter Gravdahl