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Pär Oscar Tigerstrand (1856 - 1912)

Pär Oscar (Oscar) Tigerstrand
Born in Arby, Kalmar, Sverigemap
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Died at age 55 in Denver, Colorado, USAmap
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Saddler (sv. sadelmakare) Per Oskar Tigerstrand was born on September 14, 1856 in Arby parish, Kalmar län, Sweden. He was the son of teacher John Tigerstrand and his wife Sofia Christina Rosenqvist. He emigrated to the US with his sister Hilda Anna Beata in 1882. They departed from Mattsmyra in Voxna parish, Gävleborgs län, Sweden on April 14, 1882. [1]

1880 - Migrated from Sweden to USA. [Source: United States Census 1900]

1900 - Unmarried. Living with his brothers family in Denver city, Arapahoe, Colorado. [Source: United States Census 1900]

1901 - Owned a saloon in Denver, Colorado. "Alcoholism Causes Death. Coroner McGovern, who is making an investigation in the case of William R. Quinn who for more than six hours sat dead in a chair in the saloon of Oscar Tigerstrand 1934 Larimer street, in view of scores of people, who were under the impression he was asleep, thinks that death was due to chronic alcoholism. Quinn was a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen of McCook, Neb. He entered the saloon about 4 o'clock and ordered a drink for which he paid. A few minutes later he threw a 25-cent piece on the counter and ordered a second drink. After receiving change Quinn walked over to a chair in the rear of the saloon, near the lunch counter. There he sat until 11 o'clock at night, when the proprietor found him dead. Quinn was employed on the Colorado & Southern last fall. Before that he was employed as conductor on the Southern Pacific. He leaves a wife and several children, who live at McCook, Neb. Officer Frye of the local force, who is secretary of the local Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen, has notified his wife. - Denver Times, Thursday evening." [Source: The McCook Tribune 1901-DEC-27]

He is also mentioned in The Nebraska State Journal 1901-DEC-28 and The Lincoln Evening News 1901-DEC-28.


  1. Household examination book: Voxna (X) AI:14 (1884-1885) Bild 21 / sid 17 (AID: v137187.b21.s17, NAD: SE/HLA/1010230)
  • "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 14 February 2016), Oscar Tigerstrand in household of Albert Tigerstrand, Precinct 6 Denver city Ward 7, Arapahoe, Colorado, United States; citing sheet 6A, family 128, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,240,118.
  • "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 14 February 2016), Oscar Tigerstrand in household of Albert Tigerstrand, Denver Ward 5, Denver, Colorado, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 73, sheet 15B, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,374,127.
  • "Sweden, Kalmar Church Records, 1577-1907; index 1625-1860," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 24 May 2014), Pär Oscar, 19 Sep 1856; citing Baptism, Arby församling, Kalmar, Sweden, book Födelse- och dopböcker, C, 7, 1849-1860, page 145, Landsarkivet I Vadstena (Vadstena Provincial Archives, Vadstena); FHL microfilm 137,413.
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed 13 November 2018), memorial page for Oscar Tigerstrand (1856–8 May 1912), Find A Grave: Memorial #171535915 Find A Grave Memorial no. 171535915, citing Riverside Cemetery, Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA ; Maintained by bob toelle (contributor 47047332) .

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