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THE FAY FAMILY PAGE

GENEALOGIES
   
ROSLING COUSINS
   
Ward Cousins
Dix and Willoughby Cousins
Mary Ann Ward and John Packard Fay
   
   
Rosling
Massachusetts and Washington
   
THEIR DESCENDANTS
   
   
   
THE BEGINNINGS
   
From Prosser, William Farrand, A history of the Puget Sound country : its resources, its commerce and its people : with some reference to discoveries and explorations in North America from the time of Christopher Columbus down to that of George Vancouver in 1792, when the beauty, richness and vast commercial advantages of this region were first made known to the world, New York: Lewis Pub. Co., 1903.
   
1870
   
   
Census records give a slightly different story. Charles (his last name spelled "Roslyn" but indexed as "Raslyn") is already in Boston by the time of the 1870 census. He is living with a group of cabinet makers and Matilda is not to be seen. The census of 1900 (see below) indicates that Charles arrived in 1869; Matilda and Eric in 1870. There are immigration records that seem to point to November of 1870; but they are not certain.
   
1880
   
   
By 1880, of course, the whole family is here, including Matilda's younger brother. Note the spelling "Casling"--like many of the variants, this combines a mistake on the part of the indexer (it is a pretty clear "R" at the beginning of the name) with a mistake on the part of the census taker.
   
   
Census Place:	Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Source:	FHL Film 1254559  National Archives Film T9-0559  Page 389C     
Relation	Sex	Marr	Race	Age	Birthplace
Chas E. CASLING	Self	M	M	W	39	SWEDEN
	Occ:	Works On Pianos	Fa: SWEDEN	Mo: SWEDEN
Matilda C. CASLING	Wife	F	M	W	39	SWEDEN
	Occ:	Keeping House	Fa: SWEDEN	Mo: SWEDEN
Eric E. CASLING	Son	M	S	W	15	SWEDEN
	Occ:	At School	Fa: SWEDEN	Mo: SWEDEN
Charles O. PETERSON	BroL	M	S	W	24	SWEDEN
	Occ:	Machinest	Fa: SWEDEN	Mo: SWEDEN
1900
   
   
Charles is still in Boston, with Matilda. Here we see the dates of immigration. We also see that Matilda only had the one child.
   
   
Eric Edward has gone out to Washington, to Pierce County, Tacoma (spelling "Erick Rasling"). He married Minnie Belle Lincoln in 1890, and they have three children: Hattie C., age 5, Marion B., age 3, and Edward L., age 2.
   
1910
   
   
Matilda is a widow, living alone in Somerville, Middlesex County, MA.
   
   
Minnie is a widow, living with the three children, including Edward L.
   
   
We seem to see a family legend in the making here. All three of the children were born in Washington. Their mother was born in Massachusetts. Their father? From what we have seen in every other place, he was born in Sweden and then travelled to the States, arriving about age 5. What we see on THIS census (and only here) for his place of birth is "Steamer Atlantic Ocean"!
   
1930
   
   
1930 shows us Edward L., a lawyer, with wife Lucile C., age 35, and Rusty, age 10; Alma B, age 8; and Robert T., age 8 months.
   
   
   
Charles (Carl) Eric (Erick) Rosling 1841 - before 1910
+Matilda Charlotte Peterson 1841 - after 1910
   

......  2       Eric Edward Rosling      1865 -
..........      +Minnie Belle Lincoln   
............... 3       Hattie C. Rosling       1895 -
............... 3       Marion B. Rosling       1897 -
............... 3       Edward Lincoln Rosling  1898 -
...................     +Lucille C.     1895 -
....................... 4       Rusty Rosling   1920 -
....................... 4       Alma B. Rosling 1922 -
....................... 4       Robert T. Rosling  1929 -