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John Henry Soderbom

Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Death: Died in Brockton, Plymouth, MA, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of <private> Soderbom and <private> Soderbom (Johansson)
Husband of Florence May Soderbom
Father of Florence May Byrne; <private> Soderbom; <private> Blanchard (Soderbom); <private> Howard (Soderbom); <private> Krushas (Soderbom) and 5 others
Brother of <private> McGlinchey (Soderbom); <private> Soderbom; <private> Soderbom; <private> Knight (Soderbom); <private> Soderbom and 2 others

Managed by: Barbara Jean Shepard
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    • <private> Soderbom
    • <private> Blanchard (Soderbom)
    • <private> Howard (Soderbom)
    • <private> Krushas (Soderbom)
    • <private> Soderbom
    • <private> Soderbom
    • <private> Soderbom
    • Private User
    • <private> Soderbom

About John Henry Soderbom

I could write a book about "Pa". He used to shoosh us away from the chicken coop so we wouldn't scare the hens, they wouldn't lay eggs if we scared them. He made the best egg custard I've have ever had, I remember sitting at the table in the kitchen on the farm, staring at those little glass custard cups, just waiting for them to cool, so I could start eating them. He used to let me "help" him slop the hogs, Oregon and Dardenella, I would carry coal from the barn to the closet in the long room, run past the "witches" room, it had all kinds of junk in it. He would get crabs from the fishermen in Manomet, and we would have a huge crab boil in the back yard, he had this big pot rigged up, and the whole family would be there. I would walk behind him, while he plowed the field with his horse, his asparagus was known all around town as the best, when the potatoes were ready, I would help him dig them up, rub off the dirt, and eat them raw, warm right out of the ground. I would pick the cucumbers and eat them without them being peeled too. I went sometimes with him to Connors Bakery in Campello section of Brockton, MA, because they would give him old bakery goods for him to feed the hogs, and sometimes we would get these big fat cakelike sugar cookies that he would give to us kids. I used to just hang out with him in the barn and one day when I was about 8, he gave me his sleigh bells from Sweden, he told me. I still have them, he also gave me this weird bank, made out of metal, a black person's face. I still have that too. Speaking of black,he was one of the first "white" people in Bridgewater to sell some of his land to a black family. He plowed for the town of Bridgewater and AFTER he retired, he decided he should get his driver's license. I remember going through the woods with him and Willie Holmes in the wagon, all the way to Summer St, I heard that he was quite the drinker and his horse would bring him home at night. One time the horse came home without Pa on it and they found him later that day in a ditch up the street with a broken arm and serious internal injuries. He never became a US citizen. I remember everytime we would pull up into the driveway, you would see Pa sitting at his table by the window, reading the paper. He had a bookcase behind him and he would always have candy in it for you. He smoked Lucky Strike, non filter cigarettes. I was a senior in high school when he died, of a cerebral hemorrhage,and I still miss his kind, wisdom.

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John Henry Soderbom's Timeline

June 14, 1895
Stockholm, Sweden
June 25, 1917
Age 22
Brockton, Plymouth, MA, United States