In 1908, Frans Bly returned to Sweden with his son, John Oscar. Their return voyage took place on the Luisitania.



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Gustafva Charlotta Olausdotter

Gustafva Charlotta Olausdotter



Frans and Charlotta married on 3 June 1881 in Moberly, Randolph County, Missouri. Their children:

  • Hilda Christina Bly (1879-1961)
  • Anna Olivia Bly (1882-1955)
  • John Oscar Bly (1883-1927)
  • Frances Marie Bly (1886-1981)
  • William Len Bly (1888-1969)

Gustafva died one week after giving birth to her fifth child. She was 31 years old. She is buried at Old Salem Cemetery, Moberly, Missouri. See Cemetery Markers

Frans Adolph Bly and Isabelle Rose McCart married on 22 August 1888 in Moberly, Missouri. All of their children were born in Moberly, Randolph County, Missouri:

  • Bertha Elsie Bly (1889-1921)
  • Benjamin Henry Bly (1890-1984)
  • Adolph Andrew Bly (1893-1973)
  • Baby Boy Twin Bly (1895-1895)
  • Baby Girl Twin Bly (1895-1895)
  • Baby Girl Bly (1896-1896)
  • Everett Ernest Bly (1898-1962)
  • Omie Arthur Bly (1900-1922)
  • Mary Minnie Bly (1903-2001)
  • Jesse Leo Bly (1905-1991)
  • Edith Fern Bly (1908-2010)
  • Roy Earl Bly (1910-1993)
  • Thomas Oliver Bly (1913-1997)

Uncommon in America
A fully-indexed, 190-page publication of the Bly family's emigration from Sweden to the United States by Sharon Smith Kelley.

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