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Offline TomJonas

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Tyra Norgren
« on: Friday 15 June 18 10:52 BST (UK) »
I am looking for information about Tyra Wennerström,  married name Norgren. She was born on 24 nov 1890 in Sweden. Her grandmothers uncle was quite famous, Victor Kullberg, who fabricated chronometers and had a factory in London. Tyra moved to London probably in the 1920s and married a Swedish businessman in Wood Products, named Norgren. During the war she had a position in the annex of Churchill's 10 Downing St, working as a housekeeper. She died in 1964, probably in december, in Birmingham, Warwickshire. Her Swedish husband probably died before the war, and it is uncertain if she had any children.

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Re: Tyra Norgren
« Reply #1 on: Friday 15 June 18 11:15 BST (UK) »
There appears to be 2 children  a son in 1916 & daughter in 1921.
She married Sven Norgren in 1915. She was his 2nd. wife. His 1st. wife Helen died the previous year.
Sven Norgren died in 1922.
Her probate gives an address of 17 Winchester St. Westminster however she was living at 34 St. Peter's Rd. Harborne at the time.
Administration went to her stepson Gerald Norgren.
She left just over £1200.
Her son Gerald continued to live at 17 Winchester St. until his death in 1982. He left over £38000.
London Electoral Rolls shows Gerald & his brother Pelle living together. I suspect their mother is there too but as she's not British she won't appear as a voter.
Pelle a seaman died in California 1981.
Warks:Ashford;Cadby;Clarke;Clifford;Cooke Copage;Easthope;
Edmonds;Felton;Colledge;Lutwyche;Mander(s);May;Poole;Withers.
Staffs.Edmonds;Addison;Duffield;Webb;Fisher;Archer
Salop:Easthope,Eddowes,Hoorde,Oteley,Vernon,Talbot,De Neville.
Notts.Clarke;Redfearne;Treece.
Som.May;Perriman;Cox
India Kane;Felton;Cadby
London.Haysom.
Lancs.Gay.
Worcs.Coley;Mander;Sawyer.
Kings of Wessex & Scotland
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Re: Tyra Norgren
« Reply #2 on: Friday 15 June 18 11:16 BST (UK) »
Tyra was in England prior to the 1920's

Marriage June qtr 1915 
Norgren    Sven A   
Wennerstrom    Tyra B V   
Islington reg district    1b   524
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Re: Tyra Norgren
« Reply #3 on: Friday 15 June 18 11:17 BST (UK) »
Also from freebmd https://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/search.pl
Death Sep qtr 1922   
Norgren    Sven A    age 39   
Islington    1b   205
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Re: Tyra Norgren
« Reply #4 on: Friday 15 June 18 11:21 BST (UK) »
Hi
I have a Tyra Wennersten born 16 Dec 1892. Could this be her? I haven't found a Wennerström......... yet!
http://www.rootschat.com/links/01m7d/



Added:
Just thought....... you may know everything from Sweden. Let me know if you do please.


Ian


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Re: Tyra Norgren
« Reply #5 on: Friday 15 June 18 11:49 BST (UK) »
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Tyra was in England prior to the 1920's

Marriage June qtr 1915 
Norgren    Sven A   
Wennerstrom    Tyra B V   
Islington reg district    1b   524
To save duplication see above.
Warks:Ashford;Cadby;Clarke;Clifford;Cooke Copage;Easthope;
Edmonds;Felton;Colledge;Lutwyche;Mander(s);May;Poole;Withers.
Staffs.Edmonds;Addison;Duffield;Webb;Fisher;Archer
Salop:Easthope,Eddowes,Hoorde,Oteley,Vernon,Talbot,De Neville.
Notts.Clarke;Redfearne;Treece.
Som.May;Perriman;Cox
India Kane;Felton;Cadby
London.Haysom.
Lancs.Gay.
Worcs.Coley;Mander;Sawyer.
Kings of Wessex & Scotland
Census information is Crown copyright,from
www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/

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Re: Tyra Norgren
« Reply #6 on: Friday 15 June 18 11:53 BST (UK) »
Thanks jim1

Just to clear up the birth record:
Tyra Brita Viktoria:
http://www.rootschat.com/links/01m7e/


Ian


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Re: Tyra Norgren
« Reply #7 on: Friday 15 June 18 12:36 BST (UK) »
Thankyou so much for all your eminent answers!
Yes, I know quite a lot about her time in Sweden, she was born in my small home village. She took her exam at the high school in Gävle 1909.
When Victor Kullberg died a nephew, Peter or Pehr Wennerström, took over the Company, and Tyra visited him several times before she moved to London.
There was some problem with her employment as she was a foreigner, but Churchill wanted her for the job. Sometimes she served Swedish food at the annex. And once she got a gift from Churchill when he came home from a meeting with Roosevelt - a bag of fresh lemons.
I mailed the office at 10 Downing St trying to obtained any photo, but they had none. You might think that there should be some photo from the annex at least.

I add a photo of Tyra, probably taken at the time of her exam at 19 years of age.

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Re: Tyra Norgren
« Reply #8 on: Friday 15 June 18 12:41 BST (UK) »
Thanks for that TomJonas.
Interesting story and a great photo and I wish you luck in further researches.

mvh
Ian