Alfin Backlund Lifescape Teppline

May 27th, 1878

Time Node:  May 27, 1878 – Birth date for Alfin Backlund

The following is a Lifescape Teppline for Alfin Backlund, born May 27, 1878.

The information presented is substantially correct and complete but may be updated with a later reference date.  The date version for this Teppline is 2011.05.10.  The original version of this Teppline was originally compiled on May 10, 2011 by his sister’s grandson Donald Clayton.

The Lifescape Teppline is built around the List of Residence Addresses.  Photographs (including Qala Bist Blue Photographs) and information regarding significant events are added.  A complete list of Cards and Letters is included, as are Documents.  Selected Meme Events may be included when of specific relevance.

If a separate post exists that presents greater information than the content of the Lifescape Teppline itself, then a link to that post or site is given.  Most Photographs, Documents and Articles are scanned at a fairly high resolution, so be sure to click on them to enlarge them.  Sometimes they will even enlarge twice.

The List of Residence Addresses for Alfin Backlund is here.  The Alfin Backlund – Family and birth information is here.

This Lifescape Teppline contains a substantial quantity of the available information on Alfin Backlund, his wife Maude Lee Cline Backlund, his son Jay Loyall Backlund, and his son Forrest Alfin Backlund.  In some cases the information may be only by reference, as in the case of Cards and Letters that do not (yet) include an image or text content.

Additional information regarding Alfin’s life may be found through the following links:  The Maude Lee Cline posts; List of Residence Addresses for Hemme Naratte Backlund Martin (sister of Alfin Backlund);  List of Residence Addresses for Lloydine Della Martin Clayton (daughter of Guy D. Martin and Hemme Backlund Martin).

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Alfin Backlund

____________________________________________________________________________ 1878

Birth of Alfin Backlund

1878.05.27 ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————       [2] 39:096  North America – United States of America – Kansas – Riley County
Lasita – Backlund Farm

BIRTH IN LASITA – Backlund Farm

Alfin Backlund

——————————————————————————————————————————————————  The Goggle Maps satellite photograph of the Backlund Farm is here.  The farm of 160 acres is located SW of the intersection of Caley Road and Lasita Road in Riley County, Kansas.  One can still see the abandoned route of the Leavenworth, Kansas and Western Railroad (L,K & W) going through the farm, even 70 years later.

The town of Lasita, Kansas (shown on the 1910 Map below) did not exist in 1878, the year of Alfin’s birth.  Neither did the names “Caley Road” (the road at the top of the map), or “Lasita Road” (which goes north-south down the middle of this map), or “Senn Road” (which is the east-west road through the middle of the map, and that goes through the town of Lasita).

What this map does show is Section 26 in the west of Fancy Creek Township, Riley County, Kansas.  The Backlund Farm, incorrectly identified as “Blackland” is the NE quarter of Section 26 – Township 7 south, Range 4 east – of the 6th Prime Meridian.

Alfin Backlund’s father, Johan “John” Backlund, filed for a homestead on this 160 acre quarter section in 1870, eight years prior to Alfin’s birth.  He “proved” (consummated) the homestead on September 26, 1877.


1878.05.27 – 1899.06.01  (21 years)
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Lasita – Backlund Farm

RESIDENCY IN LASITA –

Johan [John] [Backlund] / Carolina Wilhelmina Eckkel [Hedman] Backlund /
John Backlund Jr. / Alfin Backlund / Huldah Bethseda Backlund / Hattie Wilhelmina Backlund / Hemme Naratte Backlund.

——————————————————————————————————————————————————  + The Backlund Farm, located about one (1) mile northwest of Lasita, Kansas, is a 160 acre homestead occupying the NE 1/4 of SECTION 26.

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06.01Backlund children were not allowed to leave home until reaching the age of 21.  The exact date when Alfin Backlund left for Kansas City is unknown, but it was probably very soon after his 21st birthday.


Alfin Backlund attends Lasita School

____________________________________________________________________________ 1892

1892.00.00 – 1899.04.28  (7 years) ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————       [2] 39:096  North America – United States of America – Kansas – Riley County
Lasita – Lasita School

SCHOOL ATTENDANCE – Lasita School

Alfin Backlund / Hattie Backlund /
Hemme Backlund (from September of 1894)

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Alfin’s father, John Backlund both built, and was instrumental in the establishment of, Lasita School.   The history of the school is linked above.

____________________________________________________________________________ 1899

1899.06.011908.03.18  (9 years)
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North America – United States of America – Missouri – Jackson County
Kansas City – 209 West 11th Street

RESIDENCY IN KANSAS CITY – 209 West Eleventh Street

Alfin Backlund.

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+ The Google Maps location for this address is here.   The original building that existed in 1906 is obviously gone.

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It is not absolutely certain that Alfin Backlund had only one address in Kansas City during this period.  However, he was not well paid and he was frugal, reducing the likelihood of frequent moves.

____________________________________________________________________________ 1908

Alfin and Maude are married

1908.03.18
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North America – United States of America – Missouri – Jackson County
Kansas CitySecond Church of Christ Scientist 31st and Paseo at Troost Park

MARRIAGE IN KANSAS CITY Second Church of Christ Scientist

Alfin Backlund / Maude Lee Cline Backlund.

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+ This house still exists, here is a picture.  The Alfin Backlund picture of the house circa 1908 is here.  The Google Maps location is here.

1908.03.18 – 1909.03.31  (1 year) ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————
North America – United States of America – Kansas – Wyandotte County
Kansas City – 14 North Valley Street

RESIDENCY IN KANSAS CITY – 14 North Valley Street

Alfin Backlund / Maude Lee Cline Backlund.

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+ This house still exists, here is a picture.  The Alfin Backlund picture of the house circa 1908 is here.  The Google Maps location is here.

____________________________________________________________________________ 1909

1909.04.01 – 1910.08.31  (1.5 years)
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North America – United States of America – Kansas – Wyandotte County
Kansas City – 46 Grandview Boulevard

RESIDENCY IN KANSAS CITY – 46 Grandview Boulevard

Alfin Backlund / Maude Lee Cline Backlund.

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+ This house apparently does not still exist.  The Alfin Backlund picture of the house circa 1909 is here.  The Google Maps location is here.  It should be noted that the rise on the west side of the street supports the indicated map site as the correct house location.

____________________________________________________________________________ 1910

1910.09.01 – 1918.12.26  (8 years)
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North America – United States of America – Kansas – Wyandotte County
Kansas City – 3545 Wood Avenue

RESIDENCY IN KANSAS CITY – 3545 Wood Avenue

Alfin Backlund / Maude Lee Cline Backlund /
Jay Loyall Backlund (from February 14, 1912) / Forrest Backlund (from September 16, 1913).

Alfin Backlund dies on December 26, 1918 at the age of 40 years, 6 months, 28 days.

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+ This house may or may not still exist.  The Google Maps location is here, but the information is uncertain.

[“Alfin Backlund Lifescape Teppline” Post written on May 10, 2011 @ 20:15  ZLT / GMT / Zulu / UTC]

Alfin and Maude circa 1904