Date of Birth: 
c 1862
Date of Death: 
5 Mar 1932

Samuel was born in Sweden.

In 1896 he married the widow Bridget Durham (nee Kearns (born in 1877).

She had a son & a daughter from her first marriage.

Samuel & Bridget had one daughter.

All three son-in-laws (one stepdaughter had two marriages), John Gidall, Ernest Blake & Herbert Pickering, served in WW1.

Ernest Blake spent 11 years in the infamous St Mary's Nelson Boy's home from 1889.

Samuel is recorded as a hotelkeeper in Trentham on the electoral rolls of 1896 & 1900.

He is then shown as a labourer or farm labourer at Weraroa. His last address is shown as 28 Reeve St, Levin.


Relatives mentioned in profile: 
Samuel Carlson, Bridget Mary Kearns, Edward Kearns, Johanna Kearns, James Durham (Snr), James Durham (Jnr), Annie Durham, John Peter Christian (Johnny) Gidall, Ernest Blake, Ethel Margaret Slade, John Durham, Mary Helena Carlson, Herbert Edward Pickering.