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In One Ear: Looking for Oscar

One small clue pops up in the search for Oscar Ström
By Elleda Wilson

The Daily Astorian

Published on February 2, 2018 12:01AM

There has been no news about Kerstin Colliander-Metzler’s great-uncle, Oscar Ström, who was born Dec. 12, 1876, in Eskilstuna, Sweden, and lived at 2659 Ash St. in Astoria while working for Hammond Lumber. Kerstin wondered what had become of him, as his letters stopped in 1908. The document shown was created in Astoria in 1917, when Oscar was 41.

Some Internet digging finally yielded this tidbit, published in the Saturday, Aug. 23, 1930 edition of the Klamath Falls Evening Herald: “API: Oscar Ström, II, Astoria, was killed under the wheels of an Oregon electric train when he fell from a log car.”

Is it the same Oscar Ström, or perhaps his son? Don’t know … yet.


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