FRAM Lodge No. 13

Eureka, California

The Lodge mourns the passing of its Members.

Carl Johan Reiersen

Born:  28 Jul 1873, _____,  (Hangsund? Haugesund? Bergen?), Norway

Died:  31 Jul 1956, Eureka, Humboldt Co., California      Age 83

California Death Records:  Father's surname = Reiersen

? Massachusetts Passenger & Crew Lists:  Age 36; Occupation = carpenter; Birth Place = "Hangsund", Norway; Ship Name = Cymric; Arrival Date = 7 Sep 1908; Port of Arrival = Boston, Massachusetts; Friend's Name = K. A. Anderson

Humboldt County Directory:  1911/1912/1913/1914/19115 "ship carpenter" Fairhaven

1920 US Census: Age 47, Single, Immigration year 1908; Naturalized; living alone in owned home in Scotia; occupation = ship carpenter.

Humboldt County Directory:  1921/1923/1925/1927/1928/29 "farmer" Holmes.


Obituary: Humboldt Standard (Eureka, CA), Wed., 1 Aug 1956, p. 24, col. 6:


   Carl Johan Reiersen died at a local hospital yesterday at the age of 83 years.  He was a native of Bergen, Norway, who came to Humboldt county 40 years ago.  Prior to coming to the United States he was a seaman and during World War I he worked as a shipwright at Fairhaven, later he became a poultry rancher until his retirement.  Until his recent illness he made his home at Holmes for several years.  He was a member of the Eureka lodge, Sons of Norway.

   A brother and a sister in Bergen survive.

   Funeral services will be held Thursday at 3:30 p.m. at Sanders Funeral Home with the Rev. Otis A. Lee officiating.  Burial will follow in the Sons of Norway plot in Ocean View cemetery.

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