Selma Mathilda Andersson was born in Sodertalje, Stockholm County, Sweden.
Carl Fredrik Andersson1864 –
Gustaf Emil Andersson1868 –
Emma Carolina Andersson1870 –
Johan Reinhold Andersson1872 –
Andersson, Selma Matilda
f. 1875 i Södertälje stadsförs (Stockholms län, Södermanland)
Ogift kvinna, ensam i familjen
Gården N:o 204
Södertälje stadsförs (Stockholms län, Södermanland)
Födelseort i källan: Södertelge Stads.
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Andersson, Selma Matilda
born in 1875 in Södertälje city out (Stockholm, SWE)
Unmarried women, alone in the family
The farm N: o 204
Södertälje city out (Stockholm, SWE)
Place of birth of the source: Södertelge City.
Somehow, Selma managed to emigrate to the United States:
I believe this to be the manifest of the ship she sailed to the United States; The Cymric. While the image is obviously smeared, see line 14: I am only guesing that Selma emigrated with Hilda Palmquist (the person on line 13) because they were both young single, female servants whose destination is New York.
Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, New York, 1897-1957; (National Archives Microfilm Publication T715, 8892 rolls); Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service; National Archives, Washington, D.C. Year: 1899; Microfilm Serial: 15; Microfilm Roll: T715_73; Line: 14; Page Number: 70.
This is the Cymric, part of the White Star line. Launched in October 1897. Maiden voyage: Liverpool-New York, April 29, 1898. Torpedoed and sunk 140 miles from Foreland, May 8, 1916, with the loss of five lives.
Selma married Charles Agustis Tully on 08 Oct 1903. Selma and Charles had their first child, Thomas Charles Tully, on 24 Aug 1904. Thomas is my "Poppy" - my much beloved and gentle grandfather!
Selma and Charles had several more children:
Selma and Charles lived on Hudson Ave. in Fishkill Landing in 1910. Fishkill Landing was a part of what is now the City of Beacon, New York
In 1915 Fishkill Landing had formally merged with "Matteawan" and became the City of Beacon, New York. In 1915 Beacon did a census count of its own. Amongst its residents were Selma, Charles and family (along with Charles' brother, Thomas):
In 1920 Charles and Selma have added another son, George, to the family.
Charles, Selma and George in 1932
1935 Charles & Selma
To end her story; Selma's tragic death caused her family much sadness. Distraught, Charles sat on the curb in front of 37 Hudson Ave. and shot himself in the head.
Selma's final resting place is with Charles and their daughter, Mabel, at Ferncliff Mausoleum in Hartsdale, Westchester County, New York.
M-01, Alcove E, Crypt 2
Selma M. Tully was cremated at the Ferncliff Crematory on May 26, 1941 and her cremated remains were interred in the crypt on August 3, 1942. Charles A. Tully was interred in the crypt July 27, 1942. The crypt was purchased by their daughter, Mabel E. Tully. She was cremated elsewhere and her cremated remains were interred in the crypt on January 21, 1993.