FRAM Lodge No. 13

Eureka, California

The Lodge mourns the passing of its Members.

Johan Olaf Magnussen


            Born:  22 Aug 1882, [?Moss, Østfold, or Tømsberg/Tønsberg,Vestfold?], Norway

            Died:  28 Jan 1962, Eureka, Humboldt Co., California        Age: 79


Calif. Death Records:   Mother's Maiden Name = Olsodott;    Death Place = Humboldt;    Residence = Fortuna

Border crossing record: born in "Moss, Norway" ?

1910 US Census: Single; age 27; living in Beloit, Rock Co., Wisconsin; employed as farm laborer; immigration year = 1907

1918 WW I Draft Registration: Age 37; address of RFD 5, Medford, Taylor Co., Wisconsin; occupation = farming

1930 US Census: Single; Age 47; living at Table Bluff, Humboldt Co., California; occupation = farmer/vegetable farm; renting

WW II Draft Registration: Age 59; birth place = Tömsberg?, Norway; contact person = Mrs. Ell Iversen, Fortuna


Deaths and Funerals listing: The Humboldt Times, Tuesday, January 30, 1962, p. 13, col.1.

MAGNUSSEN, JOHAN OLAF,  January 28, 1962, 2001 Angel Heights Drive, Fortuna.  Brother of Karl Magnussen of Beloit, Wis, Member of Sons of Norway Lodge, Eureka.  A native of Norway, age 79.  Services will be held at Goble’s Fortuna Mortuary at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 30.  Interment at Ocean View Cemetery.


Obituary: The Humboldt Beacon, Fortuna, Feb. 1, 1962, p. 3, col. 1.

Johan Magnussen Dies at Age 79

   Johan Olaf Magnussen, 79, of Angel Heights Drive, Fortuna, died Sunday morning in a Eureka hospital following an illness of several months.

   Born August 22, 1882, in Norway, he came to the United States 54 years ago and has made his home in Humboldt county the past 30 years and in Fortuna the past 20 years.  Until his retirement about 20 years ago he had been self employed in ranching.  He was a member of the Sons of Norway Lodge of Eureka.  He is survived by a brother, Karl Magnussen of Beloit, Wisconsin.

   Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. in the Chapel of Goble’s Fortuna Mortuary with the Rev. Theodore Mendenhall officiating.  Interment followed in Ocean View cemetery in Eureka.  Pallbearers were Albert Thomson, Lars Thomson, John Svensen, Norman Tonneson, Thoralf Hansen, Knudt Fidjeland, Dan Vetrhus, Don Fidjeland, Kenneth Hansen and Toralf Lee.







1882   ---   1962




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