Aurora KangasX

Born: May 5, 1906

Location: Mohawk, Michigan

My great-grandma, Aurora Kangas was born on May 5, 1906. Growing up she was very shy, and she lived in Phoenix Location. She only went to school up to eighth grade because there weren’t always enough teachers and since she was the oldest girl in her family, her mom needed her to help out at home. In ninth grade, she took a streetcar from Mohawk to Calumet. Aurora didn’t learn to drive until she was 50. She got married at the age of 21 to Eli Kangas who was 38 years old. She was married for 37 years and raised 10 kids, but 2 of her babies died. She was the treasurer of Allouez Township. Aurora taught us compassion. She died on April 11, 2003.

Contributed by: Jensen Rajala, South Range Elementary