ugust “Gus” Seaburg was born in Backefors, Dalsland, Sweden in 1881 and immigrated to the United States in 1909. He was working as a carpenter in Seattle, Washington when he met Christina Amelia Nelson in 1912. She was born in Lysvik, Varmland, Sweden in 1885. They were married in Seattle in 1913. Two years later, Gus decided to to seek opportunity in the tent city at Ship Creek, Alaska. Leaving Christina and daughter Helen, who had just been born in Seattle, he sailed for the north country in 1915.

Upon his arrival in Anchorage, Gus contracted with the Alaskan Engineering Commission to install railroad ties. They subsequently hired him as foreman on the tie-laying crew. He sent for Christina and Helen in 1916 when he was made stationmaster at Matanuska. His work later took him to stations both north and south of Anchorage, where he supervised tie installations. He also built the family home at 4th Avenue and Eagle Street. There, the Seaburgs raised four daughters; Helen; Hazel, born in 1917; Eleanor “Lillian,” born in 1919 and Beryl, born in 1923.

Daughter Lillian died in 1936, and is buried at Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery. Her mother, Christina Nelson Seaburg died in 1959 and August Seaburg died in 1965 and is also buried at Anchorage Memorial Park. Eldest daughter, Helen, married Linus McGee, and they had no children. She died in 1975 in an automobile accident. Daughter Beryl married Steve Lindsey, and they had one son, Steve. Beryl died in 1987.
Christina Amelia Nelson Seaburg, born in Lysvik, Varmland, Sweden, 1885. Died in 1959. August Seaburg, born in Backefors, Dalsland, Sweden, 1881. Died in 1965.     Gus Seaburg’s construction crew on the Alaska Railroad, Mile 348.4, 1920.
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Christina Seaburg, circa 1949.     Gus Seaburg in front of his first Anchorage home, 4th Avenue and Eagle Street, 1925.
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Christina Seaburg tending her garden.     The Seaburg family home, remodeled, at 4th Avenue and Eagle Street, 1949.
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August Seaburg on a visit to Sweden, circa 1965.     Helen Seaburg McGee, 1915-1975.
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Hazel Seaburg Warwick, born in 1917.     Eleanor “Lillian” Seaburg, 1919-1936.
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Beryl Seaburg Lindsey, 1923-1987.
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  1. Christina Amelia Nelson Seaburg, born in Lysvik, Varmland, Sweden, 1885. Died in 1959. August Seaburg, born in Backefors, Dalsland, Sweden, 1881. Died in 1965.


  2. Gus Seaburg’s construction crew on the Alaska Railroad, Mile 348.4, 1920.


  3. Christina Seaburg, circa 1949.


  4. Gus Seaburg in front of his first Anchorage home, 4th Avenue and Eagle Street, 1925.


  5. Christina Seaburg tending her garden.


  6. The Seaburg family home, remodeled, at 4th Avenue and Eagle Street, 1949.


  7. August Seaburg on a visit to Sweden, circa 1965.


  8. Helen Seaburg McGee, 1915-1975.


  9. Hazel Seaburg Warwick, born in 1917.


  10. Eleanor “Lillian” Seaburg, 1919-1936.


  11. Beryl Seaburg Lindsey, 1923-1987.