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"I was left an orphan" Reconstructing the Family History of Esther (Rask) Barnett

Esther (Rask) Barnett's family history was documented in a recent edition of American Ancestors Magazine. This board includes additional photographs from Esther's time at the Swedish Christian Orphanage.

Esther on a nature walk in a National Park. I clipped this image from a Super 8 film taken by her husband Guy in the 50's.

Esther's brother Enoch served in WWI. He is in the back row, fourth from the left.

Esther's note of where she was raised as a child - the Swedish Christian Orphanage in Cromwell, Connecticut.

Class photo - probably middle school circa 1910. Esther is in the black sweater in the back row. Note the teacher's displeasure with a few boys that can't sit still.

Group photo of the residents at the Swedish Christian Orphanage in Cromwell, Connecticut. This photo is circa 1907. Esther is in the third row, fifth from the left.

Esther and Elsie in 1932 with their children. Esther's son is on the far left (Richard) and her daughter is on the far right (Marlyn).

Esther Friedborg Rask - EFR

Esther's locket has a picture of her brother Enoch and her cousin Elsie Hultin.

The locket in this picture identifies Esther. It has her initials (EFR).