Born: Ap­ril 1, 1901, Stock­holm, Swe­den.

Died: May 2, 1984, Seb­ring, Flor­i­da.

Buried: Lake­view Mem­or­i­al Gard­ens, Avon Park, Flor­i­da.


Carl was the hus­band of Ev­e­lyn An­der­son.

His fa­mi­ly em­i­grat­ed to Am­er­i­ca in 1907, and joined the Swed­ish Pil­grim Church (Co­ve­nant) in Brook­lyn, New York.

He worked at the Chase Na­tion­al Bank for four years af­ter high school, then stu­died at the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Penn­syl­van­ia.

He grad­u­at­ed from the North Park The­o­lo­gic­al Sem­in­ary, Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois, in 1926. He did grad­u­ate work at the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Chi­ca­go, and be­came an or­dained min­is­ter in 1928.

He served Mis­sion Co­ve­nant con­gre­ga­tions in Lin­coln, Ne­bra­ska; Lan­yon, Io­wa; and Youngs­town, Ohio.

He trans­ferred to the Pres­by­ter­i­an de­nom­in­a­tion in 1948, and ev­ent­u­al­ly retired in Chau­tau­qua, New York.



Help Needed

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Back­strom (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?