Marilyn's grandfather was Solomon Karinen born November 18, 1893 in Snoma, South Dakota. He was delivered by a midwife at the Henry Karinen home in Snoma.
Solomon's brother was John Henry Karinen born in Hancock, Michigan on July 26, 1882. Alfred Walter Karinen born March 30, 1911 in Fruitdale, South Dakota was John Henry's son. So Solomon was his uncle. Alfred lived for many years on Juanipero Street in Long Beach, California. His wife was named Leta Bell and they had two children, both daughters. One was Terry Ann and the other was Betty Lee. The girls and I played together often when we were children.