FRAM Lodge No. 13

Eureka, California

The Lodge mourns the passing of its Members.

John Hilmar Swensen

            Born:  15 Sep1886,  Tromsų, Tromsų Amt [now Troms fylke], Norway

            Died:  18 Mar 1984, Eureka, Humboldt Co., California             Age: 95


California Death Records:  Mother Maiden Name: "Mortensdotter"

Jun 1917 WW I Draft Registration Card:  Age 30; Born 15 Sep 1886, "Tromso, Tromso-Amt, Norway; Citizen Status = "Alien"; Occupation "Rigger", employed by Rolf Shipyard Co., Fairhaven; Married & claiming exemption due to "Dependency of Wife"; Physical Description: Tall, Slender Build, Blue Eyes, Light Hair, Slightly Bald.

 1920 US Census: Age 32; Married; Immigration Year 1919; Living with Norway born 26 year old wife Selma, their 2 year old son John in their owned home at 2142 B St. Eureka; His Occupation was unreadable, but Industry = "Bridgebuilding".

 1930 US Census: Age 42; Married; Immigration Year 1909; "First Papers" for Naturalization; Living with wife Selma, 12 year old son J. Raymond & 1 year old daughter Doris M. living at 2142 B St., Eureka; John's Occupation of "Foreman, Railroad Construction".

 1940 US Census: Age 53; Married; Naturalized; Living with wife Selma, son Raymond age 22 & daughter Doris age 11 in their home at 2142 B St., Eureka; his occupation was "Building Foreman, Steam Railroad; the family was living in the same house in 1935.

May 1942 WW II Draft Registration Card:  Age 55; Address: 2142 B St., Eureka; Place of Birth: Tromso, Norway; Contact Person: Mrs. Selma Swenson (same address); Employer: NWPRR Co, Eureka; Physical Description; Height 5' 11", Weight 195 lbs, Blue Eyes, Gray Hair, Light Complexion.


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1886   ---   1984



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