Caroline Lindgren 100th Birthday

Downey resident Caroline Lindgren celebrated her 100th birthday last Friday. She was born July 17, 1909 in Ely, Minn. She married Erik Lindgren in Chicago in 1933 and they moved to California in 1946. Caroline's mother, Ester Lund, immigrated from Sweden with her cousin, Selma, in 1903. Selma is the mother of Nobel Prize winner Glen T. Seaborg, who is the co-discoverer of plutonium. Caroline's older brother, Lawrence Risem, was a barber in Chicago who had the occasion to cut the hair of Al Capone. ********** Published: July 24, 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 14