Lindsten, Frank J.

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Frank J. Lindsten, retired manufacturer;

born in: Jönköping, Sweden, on June 7, 1846;

son of: Carl M. Lindsten and Mary Eliza Lindsten;

education: Sweden;

came to U.S., arriving in Chicago August 9, 1868;

married: 1st, Sarah Lindsten, nee: Sarah Samuelson (died Apr. 25, 1886);

married: 2d, 1888, Alma Lindsten, nee: Alma Hedner.

children (1st): Edward J. Lindsten, Emil G. Lindsten, Alice C. Lindsten, Mabel F. Lindsten;

In 1869 went into business as a manufacturer of clothing from cloth supplied by the wholesalers;

the business grew and brought him a comfortable fortune, and

in 1878 he turned business over to his 2 sons.

Elected supervisor of the City of Lake View, 1896,

and member of the Board of County Commissioners of Cook County, 1898.


Member Odd Fellows, Royal Arcanum, Knights of Pythias (K.P.)

Clubs: Swedish Glee Club: also Columbia Club, of Fox Lake, Illinois.

Residence: 960 W. Pratt Avenue, Rogers Park

Source: Book of Chicagoans, 1905.