The 1920 Census for Blaine, Whatcom County, Washington, enumerated 8 January, owning on College Avenue.
Louis Byron, age 62, born in Iceland to both parents born in Iceland, general laborer
Gudrun, age 61, born in Iceland to both parents born in Iceland,
--both identified as having immigrated in 1907
The 1930 Census for Blaine, Whatcom County, Washington, owning on Adelia Street, census enumerated on April 22.
Louis Byron, age 72, born in Iceland,
Gudrun, age 71, born in Iceland, both immigrated in 1907
Now, the important clues...children:
The 1910 Census for Blaine, Whatcom County, Washington, owning on College Ave, census enumerated 2 May 1910.
Lewis (as spelled on the census), age 53, born in Iceland, laborer for Railroad Section, married 23 years
Gudrun, age 52, born in Iceland, mother of 5, 3 living
Ole, 21 (born circa 1888/1889), born in Iceland, laborer (at/on) house
Thore, 18, (born 1991/1892), born in Canada, laborer (at/on) house
Tryggoi(?), son, age 19 (born 1890/1891), born in Canada
--All were shown as having immigrated in 1907.
Based on their ages in the census, Louis and Gudrun were born between April 22 and May 2.While this use of the date of enumeration does work most of the time, it does have errors...we'll see.
You had Gudrun's death on March 20, 1955.
The World War I Draft Registration Card image database shows Joseph Ole Byron, born May 27, 1888.He was born in Iceland, living on Mitchel Ave in Blaine.He was an alien, meaning he had not yet filed his papers.He was working on a Railroad Section #25, for the Great northern Railroad line in Blaine.He had a wife and 6 (six) children.He was medium in height, medium in build, blue eyes and dark brown hair.He identifies his shoulder was out of place.He registered as required for his age on June 5, 1917.
The Washington Birth Index:
Louis Gunnar Byron, born 1 Sep 1913 in Whatcom County to Joseph Ole Byron and Rumey Bjornson.
The Washington Death Index:
Louis G. Byron, born about 1914, died in Whatcom County on 31 May 1977 at age 63.His residence was in Bellingham.
His burial: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=byron&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSst=50&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GRid=17020590&http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=byron&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSst=50&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GRid=17020590&
Try contact of Carolyn Farnum, she took the picture and identified his data.
--- There is also listed a Marie Byron, born about 1888, death at age 65 on 31 May 1953 in Whatcom County.
The WWI Draft card images show a "Thor Byron", born November 2, 1891, living at 1809 9th Ave, Seattle, WA.He was an alien born in Winnepeg, Canada.He was involved in the manufacture of shingles.He was married.He was medium in height and build, gray eyes and brown hair.He registered as required on June 5, 1917.
The 1930 Census for Seattle, King Co, WA
Thor Byron, age 37, born in Canada to both parents born iniceland
Marjorie, age 25, born in California to father born in Scotland (as appears)
Norma, age 2, born in California.
The Washington Death Index shows a Thor Byron, born about 1891, death in Seattle on 23 August 1942 at age 51.
The WWI Draft Registration Card image database shows Tryggve (as transcribed from the image, but spelling still apears to end in an "i"), born June 8, 1894 in Winnipeg, Canada.He was a cook at "Brack's" Lunch on Union Street.He claimed an exemption for "teeth, abcess in head"
The 1920 Census for Seattle, King County, Seattle, renting on 14th Ave E.
Tryggin (as transcribed, the spelling still could be Tryggoi as written), H. Bryron, age 25, born in Canada to both parents born in Iceland, immigrated 1907, naturalized 1918. cook in a hotel.
Le?a Gladys, age 27, born in Missouri, waitress in a restaurant.
The Washington Death Index has a Thomas A. Byron, born about 1890, died Snohomish County on 26 March 1949.
---Because his original name is so mistranscribed from how it appears on the census or on the WWI Draft card, he "could" have changed his name.
The Washington State Archives has naturalization records for Joseph and Ole Byron:
The most logical step is to next attempt to obtain an obituary for:
Gudrun's death on March 20, 1955.
Louis G. Byron, born about 1914, died in Whatcom County on 31 May 1977.His residence was in Bellingham.
Thor Byron, born about 1891, death in Seattle on 23 August 1942
To do this:
The Washington State Library has a free research service, the ask-a-librarian program, where they will look for information in the archives, in this case the newspaper microfilm for an event, such as an obituary.They will look up to an hour and send you the results.Contact them at: http://www.secstate.wa.gov/library/ask.aspxhttp://www.secstate.wa.gov/library/ask.aspx .Depending on the amount of requests, it could take up to a couple of weeks.
While you do this, Judy recommended the www.switchboard.comSince this site found over 100 (maximum allowed), she should do the research and find whatever family members are connected to THIS Byron family.Since these 100 only go to Julian, there is probably at least 100-150 more.
I'm not related, I just don't like pushing people into the wrong directions