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Thread #68888   Message #2807293
Posted By: GUEST
09-Jan-10 - 03:52 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Capture of Albert Johnson (Wilf Carter)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Capture of Albert Johnson (Wilf Carter)
Karl Gardlund was my Grandpa.

Thank you Inukshuk for your post of April 17, 2004 clarifying my Grandfather's name etc.

I was fortunate to be in Aklavik in 2007 with my young children. We visited my family, most of whom are descendents of Karl & Sarah Ann Gardlund. There are many in Aklavik with the Gardlund name and a road as well. My Granny Sarah Ann Gardlund (nee Firth) and Grandpa Karl Gardlund (originally of Sweden) lived here, raised their family here, and both worked very hard and did many things including trapping here. My Grandpa passed before my Granny and she loved him well and passed at age 92 in 2007 and is buried beside him, after the family received special approval to do so. The cemetary is just down the road from the one in which the Mad Trapper is buried. It is just really special to see the name Gardlund mentioned and spelt correctly; right from the beginning the reports had it incorrect, not a big deal but as it is part of my history too it is nice to see his name correct. Thank you Carla.