Joan Marilyn (Soderholm) Taylor

Joan (Soderholm) Taylor

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Joan M. Taylor formerly Soderholm aka Bulgier
Born 1930s.
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Mother of [private son (1950s - unknown)], , , [private daughter (1950s - unknown)], [private son (1960s - unknown)] and [private daughter (1970s - unknown)]
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Joan was born in Duluth, Minnesota in 1930. Her grandparents were immigrants from Sweden. She lived in Calumet until the death of her father, at which time she, her mother and her brother moved to her grandparent's small dairy farm in Midway, Minnesota.

She went to school in Calumet through 2nd grade, then Hermantown through 8th grade. Graduated from Proctor High School. She went to St. Luke's Hospital School of Nursing in Duluth, MN. She was in the last diploma class from this school. Nurses caps were like badges from their nursing school, and you could tell where a nurse got her diploma simply from her cap. Nurses wore white in those days--White uniform, white hose, and white shoes.

She graduated in 1951 and worked as an RN at St. Luke's for a while, then she and her friend Bonnie Givens took jobs in Mankato, Minnesota. Bonnie got married and Joan went with other friends to Denver, where she worked at Colorado General Hospital. She worked on the polio ward and got extra hazard pay of $50 a month. This was before any vaccines but none of the workers contracted polio, even working in the infectious unit. She later transferred to the psychiatric unit. She worked as an RN to support a family in many places, including a hospital in Spokane, a doctor's office in El Paso, and the Albuquerque VA. She retired in 1972 from Ft. Roots VA Hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas.

She married John Bulgier in 1955, and had Bill in May of 1956. Fourteen months later, Julie was born. Thirteen months later, Mary was born. Twelve months after Mary's birth, Trish was born. Fortunately, this pattern was broken and her next child, Jim, was born four years after Trish. She divorced John in 1968 and married Barney Taylor. Christine was born in 1970. She moved to Arkansas in 1972 and has been there since, living in Old Joe (Baxter County) since 1980.

At age 84, Joan has eleven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

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  1. Second-hand information as told to Laurel Fitzhugh, Saturday, January 31, 2014. Also first-hand by Alloday.'

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On 21 May 2015 at 15:53 GMT Lena (Johansson) Svensson wrote:

Hi Alloday,

No we are not related as far as I know. Merri Bright (Bulgier-35) asked for some help on the profile so I set up categories to help her get started. Anything else I can help you with, just let me know. :)

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