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Agda Josephina Almén

Female 1885 - 1979  (94 years)


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  • Name Agda Josephina Almén  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born 16 Nov 1885  Masthugget, Göteborg och bohus, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Gender Female 
    Died 20 Dec 1979  San Diego, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Buried Church of Our Savior, San Gabriel, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I335  Don Worth's Ancestry
    Last Modified 27 Jan 2016 

    Father August Andersson Almén,   b. 19 Nov 1854, Lerum, Alvsborgs Lan, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1936, Göteborg, Västra Götaland, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Johanna Maria Olsdotter,   b. 5 Nov 1859, Hjälteby, Tjörn, Valla p., V. Götaland, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1893, Haga Östergata 5, Masthugget p., Göteborg Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years) 
    Married 13 Oct 1884  Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Family ID F157  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Joseph William "Joe Willie" Worth,   b. 19 May 1884, Lockwood, Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1936, San Marino, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Married 9 Apr 1910  Göteborg, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    Children 
    +1. Blanche Helfrid Worth,   b. 8 Apr 1911, Paris, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Nov 2000, Orange, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    +2. Elsie EVELYN Worth,   b. 27 Jul 1912, Peterboro, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1994, San Diego, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     3. Roy Almén Worth,   b. 21 Sep 1913, Peterboro, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 2000, San Clemente, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    +4. Walter Dyson Worth,   b. 28 Jul 1916, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Aug 2000, Durango, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     5. II Joseph William "Bill" Worth,   b. 13 Aug 1923, Pasadena, California (Huntington Mem. Hosp.) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1997, Bellingham, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    Last Modified 8 Jun 2013 
    Family ID F110  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Agda (Almen) & Joseph William Worth
    Agda (Almen) & Joseph William Worth
    About the time of their wedding in 1910
    Agda (Almen) Worth in her red dress
    Agda (Almen) Worth in her red dress
    Almen, Agda and Helfrid
    Almen, Agda and Helfrid
    Wedding portrait of Joseph William Worth and Agda Almen, 1910
    Wedding portrait of Joseph William Worth and Agda Almen, 1910
    WORTH, Agda, Walter and Billy, ALMEN, August and Beatte, and Almen relatives in Sweden in 1928
    WORTH, Agda, Walter and Billy, ALMEN, August and Beatte, and Almen relatives in Sweden in 1928

  • Notes 
    • Agda's mother died when she was very young and she was brought up by her stepmother (aunt). Agda was living (in Majorna?) on the outskirts of Göteborg prior to her marriage. She was in a choral society there.

      Joe Willy courted Agda for three years and she wouldn't say "yes." She worked on a green wool tapestry throughout the period and Joseph hated it - "All she did was stitch on that thing!"

      Doris Pilling remembered Agda's red dress in Canada. She had an ostrich plume with it and wore it to dances.

      When the family was living in Canada on Wellar St. in Peterborough, a neighbor was a retired farmer who raised vegetables in his back yard. He had a horse and cart to deliver them to market in the summer. Agda was very impressed by how hard the neighbor worked in the garden, commenting, "He works so hard in his garden! He takes his horse out every night and waters his vegetables!" Of course she meant to say "hose", but everybody within earshot laughed uproariously. She turned to her husband and said, "Joe Villy! WHAT did I say?" He told her in Swedish and she broke out laughing as hard as anyone.

      About 1914, Joe Willy and Agda returned to Sweden for a visit, bringing their children. They visited August and Beate in their apartment near the harbor and visited other relatives at their nearby farms. When they returned to the United States, the children, who were quite young at the time, were speaking exclusively Swedish. The family returned again in 1927. Walter remembers that, at that time, August was manager of his apartment building.

      According to her son, Walter, Agda looked young even after having her children.

  • Sources 
    1. [S12] Interview with Lilly Worth and Agda Worth. (EF#18, SN#20, 12 Feb 1977).

    2. [S106] Interview with Blanche Judson. (EF#19, SN#21, 12 Feb 1977).

    3. [S3] Interview with Doris (Pilling) Stuart Moore. (EF#127, SN#218, 7 Aug 1977).

    4. [S19] Interview with Walter D. and Barbara (Woods) Worth. (EF#6, SN#6, 1 Jan 1977).

    5. [S50] Correspondence with Margit Hedberg of Gúteborg, Sweden. (EF#168, SN#273, 15 Dec 1977).

    6. [S136] Sverige, namnindexerade födelseuppgifter, 1880-1920 Sweden, Indexed Birth Records, 1880-1920.

    7. [S68] Probate hearing notice for estate of Agda Worth. (EF#409, SN#609, 7 Feb 1980).

    8. [S143] Swedish Church Records.

    9. [S144] Records of St. Andrews, Goteborg, Sweden.