Karin Melander


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Hans Haakonsen

Karin Melander

  • Married: Fall 1953, Oakland, CA


1. Occupation: Weaver, 1953, Santa Barbara, CA.
Hans married Karin Melander in the fall of 1953 just before he died of cancer. Karin went to Santa Barbara to live just as she and Hans had planned and set up a weaving studio. His daughter Anne visited there and was introduced to weaving when Karin asked for help in translating a book entitled "Weaving Patterns by a Swedish weaver named Malin Selander. A year or so later, Anne visited Karin with all five children and painted the sign telling about her weaving studio. Karin set up a loom and had Anne weave a beautiful white boucle wool shawl.

Karin married Hans Haakonsen, son of Hans Østanius Haagensen and Claudina Cecilie M. L. Jondahl, fall 1953 in Oakland, CA. (Hans Haakonsen was born on 17 Sep 1893 in Stavanger, Norway, died in Dec 1953 in Oakland, CA and was buried in Oakland, CA.) The cause of his death was cancer of caecum.

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