One of the boys in this class room of students is Carl Lundquist, the brother of my grandmother Ruby. Their family lived in the avenues of Salt Lake City at 579 Fifth Avenue.
His life tragically ended on this day in 1918 when he was only 18 years old. His father, Emanuel Richard Lundquist wrote the following in his autobiography:
In the year of 1912 on the 15th of May I had the misfortune of losing my wife, after an illness of bronchial pneumonia, lasting but 10 days. She had an asthma condition which bothered her throughout her married life and longer. She was the mother of 8 children – 5 boys and 3 girls, and was true and faithful both to the church and to her family.
About 3 years prior to the above we lost Lucille, being at the time 2 1/2 years of age. She set fire to her clothes, thereby burning herself so badly that she died the same day, or June 11, 1909.
Nine years later, June 25, 1918, we lost one of our best boys, namely, Karl, who was 18 years old, from what we thought was a sun stroke.
Here are some photos of Carl found in the life history written by his sister, Elsie:
Here is some of his artwork: