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Laxdal family from Bowsman/Swan River, Manitoba, Canada

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Laxdal family from Bowsman/Swan River, Manitoba, Canada

Posted: 6 May 2010 3:06PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Laxdal, McCotter, Snæbjörnsdóttir, Jónsson, Þorkelsdóttir
I am looking for information on the family of my great grandmother Jörundína Herdis Laxdal. She married my great grandfather George Edward McCotter in 1913 when she was 17 years old.

My father and his siblings all grew up in Bowsman and lived very close to Jörundína & George as well aas her siblings Jóhann (uncle Joe) Kristján Laxdal, Jona Soffia (auntie Fia) Laxdal, and Ólafur (uncle Oli) Laxdal but little is known about her brother Björn (Barney) Laxdal born in 1892 or sister Ingibjörg Thermia (Emma) Laxdal born in 1890.

The following is the information that I have but more on the Laxdal family, particularly their ancestry and what ever happened to Jörundína's two siblings that were left behind in Iceland, is greatly appreciated.

Jörundína Herdis Laxdal
-Birth: 05 Jan 1896 in Laxárdalur at Skógaströnd, Snæfellsnessýsla, Iceland
-Marriage: 02 Apr 1913 to George Edward McCotter, 8 children
-Death: 23 Nov 1986 in Swan River, Manitoba, Canada

Jóhann Kristján Laxdal
-Born: 28 Dec 1889 in Laxárdalur at Skógaströnd, Snæfellsnessýsla, Iceland
-Marriage: 03 Dec 1919 to Anna K Finnsdóttir, 3 children
-Death: 18 Dec 1974 in Prince George, British Columbia, Canada

Jona Soffia Laxdal
-Born: 23 Mar 1898 in Laxárdalur at Skógaströnd, Snæfellsnessýsla, Iceland
-Marriage: 12 May 1928 to Monroe Brown, 2 children
-Death: 1989 in Swan River, Manitoba, Canada

Ólafur Laxdal
-Born: Apr 1899 in Laxárdalur at Skógaströnd, Snæfellsnessýsla, Iceland
-Marriage: no marriage, no children
-D: 1979 in Swan River, Manitoba, Canada

Finnur Laxdal
-Born: Dec 1860 in Laxárdalur at Skógaströnd, Snæfellsnessýsla, Iceland
-Marriage: date unknown to Herdis Daisy Snæbjörnsdóttir, 6 children
-Death: 1940 in Swan River, Manitoba, Canada

Herdis Daisy Snæbjörnsdóttir
-Born: 02 Apr 1862 in Hraunholt, Kolbeinsstaðahreppur, Iceland
-Marriage: date unknown to Finnur Laxdal, 6 children
-Death: 02 Apr 1927 in Swan River, Manitoba, Canada

I also know that Finnur's parents were Jóhann Jónsson and Ingibjörg Þorkelsdóttir and that they had at least 3 children but nothing else is known of them.

If anyone has any extended information it would greatly appreciated.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
McCotterK2 6 May 2010 9:06PM GMT 
NonniJonsson 7 May 2010 5:51PM GMT 
McCotterK2 7 May 2010 6:04PM GMT 
NonniJonsson 8 May 2010 2:58AM GMT 
frisk167 10 May 2010 11:31AM GMT 
McCotterK2 10 May 2010 8:36PM GMT 
frisk167 11 May 2010 9:34AM GMT 
hafdisej 21 Jun 2010 11:07AM GMT 
McCotterK2 27 Jun 2010 6:10PM GMT 
auntiebeak 10 May 2011 3:19AM GMT 
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