John Robert Ekdahl was born 13th of August 1901. John immigrated from Fjälkinge Community outside Kristianstad which is situated in the South part of Sweden called Skåne. He was married to Gerda Linnea Lund and they have one son Karl Gustav. John Robert had five brothers Arvid Andreas, Malte Reinhold, Karl Sigfrid, Ivar Gottfrid and Gösta Valfrid.
John Robert travelled to Canada with SS DUCHESS OF YORK and arrived to Quebec the 25th of May 1929. He was then 27 years and could only speak Swedish. In the entry-documents it says that he was going to Mr C Ladue Norwood CP3 Montreal Quebec.
John Robert was working in the mining-industry around Winnipeg. Furthermore he was an owner of some mines close to the Alaskan border. His nickname was Jack.
John ended his days in a hospital in Vancouver BC.
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