Meet An Ancestor · Seymour Side

Charlie Jernander (1877-1958)

Carl Arvin “Charlie” Jernander is one of my great-great grandfathers. Charlie’s parents were both immigrants. His father, Carl Gustaf Jernander, came to the US in 1868 from Sweden; his mother, Hansine Pauline Andreasdr, from Norway in 1870. Charlie Jernander - Taken at his brother's (Albert Jernander) wedding in 1896. Carl Jernander (1844-1920), Hansine Andreasdr (1851-1943),… Continue reading Charlie Jernander (1877-1958)

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Madame Rowley’s Toilet Mask

I absolutely love this ad. Madame Rowley’s Toilet Mask dates back to approximately 1887. Helen Rowley from Van Wert, Ohio patented this bizarre piece of beauty history in 1875. She called it a “Mask for Medical Purposes” and claimed that it would “excite perspiration with a view to soften and clarify the skin.” It is… Continue reading Madame Rowley’s Toilet Mask