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Matilda Timberg

Matilda Timberg

Matilda Westberg was born about 1892 and was part of a large family that immigrated to the United States in 1900. In 1910, according to the federal census, she lived in the Harry and Eva Lagsdon home at 248 Simpson St., Philadelphia, and worked as a dress maker. Eva was her sister. Also in the home was the Lagsdon couple's son, Walter, and another sister to Matilda and Eva, Minnie Westberg. Matilda married Louis F. Timberg in 1915. In 1917, the couple lived with Louis's mother at 634 N. Markoe St. in Philadelphia, according to his draft registration. Louis worked as an auto repairman and chauffeur at Stokes and Smith Co. in Philadelphia. In 1920, according to that year's census, the couple lived in the Robert and Anna Fisher household at 1222 Rush St., Philadelphia. Besides the Fishers' three children (Albert, Anna, and Franklin), also in the house was Robert's sister, Martha. Ten years later, according to the 1930 census, Matilda and Louis lived at 6727 Musgrave St. in Philadelphia along with two other children, Margaret and John. They were still there in 1940, but the family had gained another son, Donald, according to the 1940 census. Louis died in 19481. Matilda died in 1980.2


1. Pennsylvania, Oliver H. Bair Funeral Records Indexes, 1920-1980 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2012.

2. U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2011.