Today continues the information about Matti Hietanen Jr. and introduces Edla Susanna Salo Hietanen:
Here's how they're related to me:
Their son Matti Hietanen Jr. built the pulpit at Suomi Zion Lutheran Church in Fairport where on 10/10/1903 he married Edla Susanna “Edna” Salo (4/27/1884-8/15/1961). They lived at 316 Sixth Street, Fairport, for the rest of their lives and had nine children. Matti was a police patrolman. On the night of 10/28/1921, during Prohibition, he died in a shooting affair at Andrew Szabo’s pool room on High Street, Fairport. Newspaper accounts claim Matti committed suicide. Family tradition says he was murdered. Edna outlived him by four decades before dying of a heart attack. Both are buried in Suomi Zion Lutheran Cemetery.
Matti Hietanen Jr. and Edla Susanna "Edna" Salo Hietanen
Matti “Matt” Hietanen Jr. is my great-grandfather, my mother’s father’s father (you can read about his death here)Progress on the Spirit of Finland sculpture and its installation in front of the Finnish Heritage Museum has been updated with plenty of new photos on the museum website here. If you’d like, you can still donate to the sculpture fund. You can also become a member of the museum.
Edla Sussanna “Edna” Salo Hietanen is my great-grandmother, my mother’s father’s mother
Next are Isakki Salo and Helvi Serafiina Saaminen Salo.