Tragic death of my Grandpa's 7 year old sister

Banks, Oregon
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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@andriaperry (46557)
• United States
24 Mar 17
That is so sad.
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@cacay1 (32536)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
25 Mar 17
@andriaperry, That is true so sad and sorrowful.
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@Shavkat (56924)
• Philippines
24 Mar 17
That's a tragic story. I am sure it is not a good thing to remember for the family. I am sure she is in good hand right now.
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@cacay1 (32536)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
25 Mar 17
@Shavkat , it might take them years to forget that sorrowful day.
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@cacay1 (32536)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
25 Mar 17
@Shavkat , me too, I always miss my father. He passed in 1998 at age 81, but we his children still like to see him live until age 100, but no God has limit his stay with his children.
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@TRBRocks420 (73945)
• Banks, Oregon
24 Mar 17
Oh my God, that's sad I don't think I even knew that story yet.
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@TRBRocks420 (73945)
• Banks, Oregon
24 Mar 17
@chrissbergstrom Yes, it's ok to edit your post, that's sad, all the exact guidelines are under help.
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@cacay1 (32536)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
25 Mar 17
@TRBRocks420, very sad story of the young girl of 7, what a crazy life.
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@teamfreak16 (40515)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
24 Mar 17
Geez. I couldn't imagine.
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