Maria Margareta married Jack Blickenstaff, according to this online family tree (link below). 1940 census gives his name as Melvin. According to the tree they had a child Spencer born 16 Apr 1926, and according to a Genforum poster (below), they had a child Irene. According to the 1940 census they also had a child Robert. I have NOT unsnarled this; I am posting all this as the basis for discussion by the forum and for further research.
1940 CENSUS 468 Paseo Del Dessanro Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California Head Melvin Blickenstaff 55 b abt 1885 in Indiana Wife Greta M Blickenstaff 49 born about 1891 in Sweden Son Spencer Blickenstaff 14 born in California Son Robert Blickenstaff 9 born in California Residence in 1935: Ventura, Ventura, California
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Maria Margareta ERICKSON Birth: 6 Jul 1898 in Grängesberg, Kopparberg, Sweden Death: 21 Nov 1992 in Santa Barbara, CA
FATHER: Erik August ERIKSSON Birth: 2 Jan 1867 in Östra Kumlan, Ljusnarsberg, Örebro, Sweden. "Erik emigrated initially to America in 1891, returned to Sweden in 1894 and worked as a miner. He then went back to America in 1910 and lived in Minneapolis. He went back to Sweden again in 1920 and returned to Minneapolis in 1922."
MOTHER: Johanna Mathilda BÅNG Birth: 1876 in Ljusnarsberg, Örebro, Sweden Death: 1924 in Minneapolis, MN
Erik and Johanna CHILDREN:
1. Erik Simon (Sam) ERICKSON b: 1897 Sweden 2. Maria Margareta ERICKSON b: 6 Jul 1898 in Sweden 3. Eric Sigfrid ERICKSON b: 1900 in Sweden 4. Frederick Folke ERICKSON b: 14 Jul 1901 Sweden 5. Elisabeth Marie ERICKSON b: 7 Jul 1903 6. Maria ERIKSON b: 1904 in Sweden 7. Thor Alfred ERIKSON b: 28 Feb 1916 in Minneapolis, MN
Genforum Post: this ifornation is that of Jack Blickenstaff who married Margareta Maria Erickson, and lived in Santa Barbara, California for awhile, marriage ended up in divorce. (I know of one person fathered by Jack Blickenstaff: Irene). I have one picture of Jack & Margaret, given to me by, Margareta's family. Margareta was one of about six siblings. Margareta, siblings, and parents came to the U.S. in 1910 aboard the ship; Adriatic. Settling in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This family has lost contact with cousins. Finally I contact one known cousin and got a address of another cousin...now receiving some information...Margaret's Swedish family. (Margaret was my Grandmother.) If you are family or know of family and want a copy of this picture I can send it to you. For some reason the month of February my computer system EMails, do not always work. Here is my U.S.Mailing adress Steinheimer, 270 "B" Street, Golden, Colorado (U.S.A.) 80401
Another Genforum Post re. Margaret Erickson: IF any other research done on my father's family, as in my first email inquiry: Erik a. errson(erickson or erikson) died about 1952-54 santa barbara, calif, born in sweden. Margareta m. (errson)Blickenstaff died in 1993 santa barbara, calif. forn in sweden. R.Spencer Blickenstaff died in 1985 santa barbara,calif. --cynthia's father. I do know that my father was born as Royal Spencer Parkhurst Jr. as states on his birth certificate..an absentee father/love affair./ birth certicate Id. infrmation local register number 103/ county of; contra costa/ city or town of,richmond, state of california borth date april 16,1926, / place of birth district number 107. father named; royal spencer parkhurst his last known address; raymond apartments 25th and macdonald, richmond california.--age of last birthday 21. time of birth 11:14pm