Etta May DANN

Female Abt 1913 - 1978  (~ 65 years)


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  • Name Etta May DANN  [1, 2, 3
    Born Abt 1913  [3, 4
    • As per GW : I am unsure about the year of birth for Etta Soderberg. It would seem to be in the range of 1905 to 1920.
    Gender Female 
    Note
    • As per RB and GW : Etta played for the famous Edmonton Grads women's basketball team . She became blind and was blind for years after she left basketball. After many years she got her sight back again. There are various publications in Canada that show the pictures of the team members and you will see Etta. The Edmonton grads were a group of women who won just about every honor in basketball both in Canada and internationally. They traveled all over the world during the 1920's. There is a picture of her with the team in 1938 at http://www.cshof.ca/accessible/collection_detail.php?i=1217&t=p

      I do not know if the grads still exist. I do know that they were still around in the 1950's. I searched them on the internet a few nights ago and saw that the original grads had a record of 530 wins with only 20 losses or there abouts over a number of years.

      As per GW email of Feb 16/09: We met the daughter Etta (Soderberg) on our first trip to the ranch. We learned then that she had been a member of the Edmonton Grads.
    SW Group
    UKC 1881
    Alternate Name Etta May Soderberg 
    Died 22 Aug 1978  High River, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Obituary, Edmonton Journal, August 23/78 :

      Soderberg (Dann), Etta May
      On August 22, 1978, Mrs. Etta May (Dann) Soderberg, age 65 years of High River, Alberta.

      Beloved wife of Mr. Leland Soderberg; and beloved mother of a son, Edward, High River; also survived by two brothers, William and Jowe Dann, both of Edmonton. Mrs. Soderberg played basketball from 1935 - 1940 with the Edmonton Grads World Championship Basketball Team. This team only lost twenty games out of a total of 522 games.

      Funeral services by Reverend L. F. Ling from Snodgrass Funeral Chapel, High River, Friday, August 25 at 1:30 p.m. Interment in Highwood Cemetary. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the High River Hospital Building Fund, c/o Barry Johnson, Box 430, High River, T0L 1B0 or the Canadian Cancer Society, 200, 1609, 14th St. S.W. Calgary T3C 1E4.
    Person ID I3923  Southwest
    Last Modified 19 May 2016 

    Father Thomas DANN,   b. 19 Dec 1886, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1976, Highwood Cemetery, High River, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Mother Etta Rosina MALLETT,   b. 22 Dec 1886, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1976, Highwood Cemetery, High River, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 14 Mar 1907  Cobourg, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1276  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family SODERBERG,   b. Est 1913 
    Married Est 1938  [4
    Family ID F1351  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
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  • Sources 
    1. [S897] Database, Mallett, Deb, (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada), M04S156.

    2. [S753] Ltr: AF's Chart, AF, 753.

    3. [S807] Ancestry.com: Wilson-Mallett, 807.

    4. [S808] Email: GW 090216, 808.

    5. [S762] Email: RB 001228, RB, 762.