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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.
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City of Boston (Boston)

Link to the New England Historic Genealogical Society

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Follow the link to read her story: http://billfarley.net/swedish-orphans/

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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.

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

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Cromwell, CT

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

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Esther's admission and release record from the orphanage.

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Staunton, VA

Esther's brother Johan in front of his florist shop in Staunton, Virginia.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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Esther Friedborg Rask - EFR

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

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

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