Tragic death of my Grandpa's 7 year old sister
March 23, 2017 11:27pm CST
When working on you're family tree you often discover things you never knew growing up, as a back history my dad's dad, my Paternal Grandfather died before i was born, although i met his mom my Great Grandma and 3 of his sisters my Great Aunts i was just a kid when i was around them so never really asked questions. Well when i started doing genealogy i found out he had a young sister named Marilyn Louise Bergstrom, i was like wow i have never heard of her, turns out she died at seven years old and very tragically to, she and her older sister Caroline we're out picking berries with there family, they ventured off from the berry fields and Caroline ran across the train tracks, her sister Marilyn followed but Caroline turned around to see her young sister who was only 7 years old get struck by a train she died immediatley upon impact, Caroline suffered from severe dpression and anxiety her whole life and often remembered the tragedy, it is so sad to think of how my family coped with this tragedy. Here is a photo of little Marilyn with her older sister Roseann.
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