Mr. Howard Ward
January 10, 1906
Swedish Evangelical Lutheran Church
Assaria, Saline County, Kansas
Selma was a daughter of Nels Johnson and Stina Cajsa (Christina Catherine) Sundholm, all natives of Sweden. Stina had come to America in August 1865 with her parents and several sisters, one of whom was my great-grandmother, Charlotta Sundholm, mother of Emma Charlott Nygren.
Stina met Nels Johnson in Chicago, where they were married 19 March 1867. The first five of eleven children were born there, but only the fifth, Hilda, survived toddlerhood. The others were born in Kansas, and five of those survived to adulthood.
Selma Theresa was #10. She and Howard Ward would have four children, three of whom you met on Friday: Beatrice, Ruby and Howard, Jr (aka "Howdy"...go figure).