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Christen LARSEN
Johannes OLSEN
Peder Christensen (Salmakermoen) MOEN

Einar Arnold Karlsen Olsen MOEN


Family Links
1. Karl Kornelius KARLSEN & Hilda Ivara Marie OLESDATTER
2. Peder Christensen (Salmakermoen) MOEN & Pernille (Nellie) JOHANNESDATTAR (JOHNSON)

Annette Marie ANDERSON

Einar Arnold Karlsen Olsen MOEN

  • Born: 6 Jan 1889, Namsos, Nord Trondelag, Norway
  • Christened: 17 Mar 1889, Namsos Kirke
  • Marriage: Annette Marie ANDERSON on 27 Dec 1911 in Ryley, Alberta, Canada
  • Died: 18 Jul 1958, Tofield, Alberta, Canada aged 69
  • Buried: 22 Jul 1958, Amisk Creek, Beaver County, Alberta, Canada

bullet  Birth Notes:

Einar Arnold
ID:pd00000009236558 Gender:m Role:barn Age: Person no.:1 Date of birth:06.01.1889 Family position: Place of birth: Illegitimate:u
barn Einar Arnold 06.01.1889
far Ungk. Karl Karlsen Ytterby
mor Pige Hilda Ivara Marie Olsen Namsos
149 4 1889 07.02 03-17 Namsos

This was just found in December of 2014.
It is the first time that we have seen who was Grandpa's father. A carefull reading of the actual church book shows that Karl Karlsen was an 'opgaver' which means that he abandoned the mother and baby. At the end of the second line it says Illegitimate:u This signifies that the parents were not married. Karl Karlsen was from Ytterby which is some 15kms North of Namsos. Note that there is a Ytterby in Sweden but not the one that we are looking at.

bullet  Christening Notes:

The baptism entry in the kirkebokker is confusing because there are two dates 07Feb1889 and 17Mar1889. Also the remarks state that the doypte (baptism) was done at home (himmel).


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• He had a residence in 1889. Bjorumsklumpen in Namsos
An easy scenic 20-minute walk up Kirkegata from the centre will take you to the lookout atop the prominent loaf-shaped 114m rock Bjørumsklumpen with good views over Namsfjorden, the town and its environs. About a third of the way up, a sign identifies a track leading to some impressive WWII Nazi bunkers hewn from solid rock.

• He emigrated in 1890 from Namsos, Nord Trondelag, Norway. Einar Arnold Karlsen
ID:pu00000000123148 Gender:m Role:utflyttar Age: Person no.:2 Date of birth:1889 Family position:Barn Migrating to:Amerika
utflyttar Pige Hilda Ivara Olsen 1863
utflyttar Barn Einar Arnold Karlsen 1889
Out-migration no.Serial no.YearOut-migration dateLocal parish
46 1-21892, 1891Namsos
notice that this record is only for two people, no one else. Also note that grandpa's last name is listed as Karlsen.

• He immigrated to USA on 20 Mar 1890. Stated in 1900 census as 1889 but Einar's obituary states that he was 16months old when he came to America

1890 476 19 191 1 19.03.1890 19.03.1890 Hilda Ols. g Arb k 27 Grogn Tacoma Washingt Dominion Hero Bill. bet. i Trondhjem
1890 476 20 192 19.03.1890 19.03.1890 Einar Ols. Barn m 0,75 Grogn Tacoma Washingt Dominion Hero Bill. bet. i Trondhjem

Registered on 19Mar1890 to travel to Tacoma Washington with a ticket bought through the Dominion Line.
They were booked to start their voyage leaving on the ship HERO of the Wilson line which sailed to Hull, England on March 20th (3 or 4 days). From Hull the passengers would have travelled by train to Glasgow, Liverpool or Southampton.
The HERO connected to only one Dominion Line ship, called the Sarnia which departed Liverpool on 28Mar1890 and arrived in Halifax 4Apr1890. The ship then proceeded onward to Portland Maine.
There is a strong indication that Hilda and Einar were on the S/S Sarnia when it left Liverpool.

When leaving Norway their destination was listed as Tacoma, Washington. However, family tales from the Fontaines suggest that Einar's mother Hilda had a fight on the journey over and that they decided to part ways with Hilda's travelling companion (some suggestions are that it was Einar's natural father) and she stayed in Minnesota while the companion went on to Tacoma. It is possible that they were headed to Washington state to join her brother Conrad.

• He appeared on the Alberta census in 1901. Listed as adopted son

• He was naturalized Canada on 12 Jun 1920. It is not certain if this was a date of the granting of 'Naturalization' or just the publishing of the fact that Einar had Canadian Naturalization at some earlier date. It is possible that Einar did not receive citizenship at the same time as Peder, Nellie and Annie because he was adopted without legal documents.
Co-incidentally there is a letter in archive files that show Einar received a notorized statement from his birth mother Hilda Kelley in Grand Forks North Dakota that stated he was her son by birth. It gave the place as Namsos, Norway. The date of the notarized letter is 1920.
This was likely used to obtain Canadian citizenship. Canadian citizenship was originally created under the Immigration Act, 1910, to designate those British subjects who were born, naturalized or domiciled in Canada. All other British subjects required permission to land. "Domicile" was defined as having been resident in Canada for three years, excluding any time spent in prisons or mental institutions.
The status of all British subjects in the Empire (whether by birth or naturalization) was standardized by the Imperial British Nationality and Status of Aliens Act 1914 , which was adopted in Canada by the Naturalization Act, 1914. As a result, the period of residence required to qualify for naturalization was increased from three years to five years.
A separate status of "Canadian national" was created under the Canadian Nationals Act, 1921, which was defined as being a Canadian citizen as defined above, their wives, and any children (fathered by such citizens) that had not yet landed in Canada.
After the passage of the Statute of Westminster in 1931, whereby each self-governing dominion of the British Empire was henceforth considered equal in status to all the others, with the Crown becoming one that is shared and operating independently in each realm rather than as a unitary British Crown under which all the dominions were subordinate, the monarchy thus ceased to be an exclusively British institution. Because of this Canadians, and others living in countries that became known as Commonwealth Realms , were known as subjects of the Crown. However in legal documents the term "British subject" continued to be used.
Prior to 1947, Canada issued two types of passports: those to British subjects by birth (coloured blue), and those to naturalized British subjects or citizens (coloured red).

• Research: on 21 Mar 1940,. Einar was the CCF candidate for the Bruce riding in the Alberta Provincial election.

• His obituary was published in 1958. In Einar's obituary it is mentioned that he was:
26 years as a farmers Delegate to the Alberta Wheat Pool
40 years as County Councillor
President of the Norwegian Luthern Church of Amisk Creek congregation from when it was built (1914) until his death


Einar married Annette Marie ANDERSON, daughter of Lawrence ANDERSON and Kirsten HANSON, on 27 Dec 1911 in Ryley, Alberta, Canada. (Annette Marie ANDERSON was born on 11 Oct 1892 in Aberdeen, Minnesota, USA, died on 4 Jul 1967 in Camrose, Alberta, Canada and was buried in Jul 1967 in Amisk Creek, Beaver County, Alberta, Canada.)

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