Aurora C. Lundquist.;
was born born April 22, 1887, in
Red Wing, Minnesota. Her father was Andrew August Lundquist born
May 7, 1859, in Svanskog, Värmland, Sweden. Her mother was Nancy
Amelia Carlson, born September 28, 1862, in Vasa Township, Goodhue
Aurora was the second of three children born to
Andrew and Nancy. Archibald D'Alton, in 1884, died at two months of
age and Andrew Aurelius, known as Andy, in 1889.
She had a strong interest in music and graduated
from the Lutheran Ladies Seminary in Red Wing on June 10, 1908.
Aurora was assistant piano instructor at the Seminary.
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After her graduation from Lutheran Ladies Seminary,
she gave private piano lessons for many years. She also played
piano with several local orchestral organizations and for silent
movies. For a number of years, she was organist and choir director
at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.