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Adolphson in 1940.
Gustav Edvin Adolphson

(1893-02-25)25 February 1893
Furingstad, Sweden
Died31 October 1979(1979-10-31) (aged 86)
Solna, Sweden
Years active1912–1968
Spouse(s)Margot Chergée (m. 1916–1926)
Harriet Bosse (m. 1927–1932)
Mildred Folkestad (m. 1932–1950)
Ulla Balle-Jensen (m. 1952–1979)
Partner(s)Majken Cullborg
ChildrenAnna-Greta (with Chergée)
Kari (with Folkestad)
Olle (with Folkestad)
Kristina (with Folkestad)
Per (with Folkestad)
Leo (with Cullborg)

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