Albert Elof Håkansson


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Albert Elof Håkansson was born October 12, 1890, in Blekringe, Sweden, and died in June 16, 1969, in Covina, Los Angeles Co., CA, at age 78 . He is the son of Håkan Pettersson of Sweden and Kristina Maria Larsdotter of Fröbbestorp, Torsas, Kalmar lan, Småland, Sweden.

Olga Victoria Ostlund was born August 14, 1897, in Marysville Twp., Wright Co., MN, and died March 17, 1989, in Laguna Hills, Orange Co., CA, at age 91. She is the daughter of Alfred A. Ostlund of Sweden and Clana Mary Ledin of Sweden.

He changed his name to Albert Elof Hawkinson after emigrating from Sweden in 1913 and was naturalized by 1930.

Albert Elof Hawkinson and Olga Victoria Ostlund were married September 3, 1921, in Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN.

Albert Elof Hawkinson and Olga Victoria (Ostlund) Hawkinson had three children:

  1. Gloria Ruth Hawkinson: Born November 12, 1922, in Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN; Died June 16, 1979, in Alhambra, Los Angeles Co., CA (age 56). Married about 1950 to Raymond Ira Colbourn: Born January 13, 1919, in Connecticut; Died December 17, 1977, in South Pasadena, Los Angeles Co., CA (age 58).
  2. Delores Marie Hawkinson: Born December 29, 1925, in Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN; Died May 1, 1975, in Los Angeles Co., CA (age 49). Married about 1950 to Carlton Wilford Johnson: Born May 17, 1924, in the Village of Cambridge, Isanti Co., MN; Died December 31, 2008, in West Covina, Los Angeles Co., CA (age 84).
  3. Priscilla Jeane Hawkinson: Born 1927 in Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN. Never married.



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Albert Elof Håkansson was born October 12, 1890, in Blekringe, Sweden.

The 1895 Minnesota State Census U. S. Census taken on June 3, 1895, shows Alfred Ostlund (age 30) born in Sweden to foreign-born parents and having lived in Minnesota for 14 years and having lived in this district for 2 years and 1 month is a Farmer living in Marysville Twp., Wright Co., MN.

Olga Victoria Ostlund was born August 14, 1897, in Marysville Twp., Wright Co., MN.

The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 4, 1900, shows Alfred Ostland (age 34) born October 1865 in Sweden to Swedish-born parents and having emigrated in 1881 and a Naturalized citizen is a Farmer owning his own farm with a mortgage and living in Marysville Twp., Wright Co., MN. Living with him is his wife of 3 years, Mary C. Ostland (age 20) born June 1879 in Sweden to Swedish-born parents and having emigrated in 1881, with both of the children born to her still alive. Also living there are his daughter and son, both born in Minnesota to Swedish-born parents: Olga V. Ostland (age 2) born August 1897; and Algot E. Ostland (age 1) born March 1899.

The 1905 Minnesota State Census U. S. Census taken on June 2, 1905, shows Alfred Ostlund (age 39) born in Sweden to Swedish-born parents and having lived in Minnesota for 20 years and having lived in this district for 12 years is a Farmer living in Marysville Twp., Wright Co., MN. Living with him is Clana M. Ostlund (age 27) born in Sweden to Swedish-born parents and having lived in Minnesota for 24 years and 6 months and having lived in this district for 7 years and 6 months. Also living there are three children, all born in Minnesota to Swedish-born parents: Olga V. Ostlund (age 7) and having lived in Minnesota for 7 years and 6 months and having lived in this district for 7 years and 6 months; Algot E. Ostlund (age 6) and having lived in Minnesota for 6 years and having lived in this district for 6 years; and Ester M. Ostlund (age 4) and having lived in Minnesota for 4 years and having lived in this district for 4 years.

The 1910 U. S. Census taken on April 22, 1910, shows Alfred A. Ostlund (age 44) born in Sweden to Swedish-born parents and having emigrated in 1881 and a Naturalized citizen is a General Farm Farmer owning his own farm free of a mortgage and living in Marysville Twp., Wright Co., MN. Living with him is his wife of 13 years, Mary Ostlund (age 30) born in Sweden to Swedish-born parents, with all four of the children born to her still alive. Also living there are his children, all born in Minnesota to Swedish-born parents: Olga Ostlund (age 12); Algot Ostlund (age 10); Esther Ostlund (age 8); and Ruth E. Ostlund (age 2).

Albert Elof Håkansson emigrated from Sweden in 1913.


Albert Elof Håkansson (age 22) an unmarried Farm Laborer, departed April 25, 1913, from Liverpool, England, aboard S. S. Victorian, with a final destination of Minneapolis, MN.


Albert Elof Hakansson arrived May 7, 1913, at the Port of Quebec and Montreal, Canada, aboard S. S. Victorian, with a final destination of Minneapolis, MN.


   

Albert Elof Hakansson (age 22) an unmarried Farm Laborer, arrived May 7, 1913, at the Port of Quebec and Montreal, Canada, aboard S. S. Victorian, with a final destination of Minneapolis, MN. His brother Alfred Hakansson paid for his passage. He has $25 in cash.


On June 5, 1917, the WWI Draft Registration Report shows Albert Elof Hawkinson is an alien and is living at 3928 13th Avenue South, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN. He is an unmarried Plasterer working for Carl Hawkinson at 3304 Longfellow Ave.


The 1920 U. S. Census taken on January 15, 1920, shows Alfred A. Ostlund (age 54) born in Sweden to Swedish-born parents and having emigrated in 1881 and a Naturalized citizen is a widowed General Farm Farmer owning his own farm free of a mortgage and living in Marysville Twp., Wright Co., MN. Living with him are his five unmarried children, all born in Minnesota to Swedish-born parents: Olga V. Ostlund (age 22); Algot E. Ostlund (age 20); Ruth E. Ostlund (age 12); Elsie M. Ostlund (age 9); and Harry C. Ostlund (age 7).

The 1920 U. S. Census taken on January 22, 1920, shows Emil Hawkinson (age 23) born in Sweden to Swedish-born parents and having emigrated in 1913 and becoming a Naturalized citizen in 1919 is a Construction Plasterer renting his home at 3317 Longfellow Ave., 7th Ward, City of Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN. Living with him is his wife, Lillian M. Hawkinson (age 22) born in Sweden to Swedish-born parents and having emigrated in 1914 and becoming a Naturalized citizen in 1919. Also living there is his daughter, Loraine M. Hawkinson (age 8/12) born in Minnesota to Swedish-born parents. Also living there is his married brother, Elof Hawkinson (age 28) born in Sweden to Swedish-born parents and having emigrated in 1913 and having applied for citizenship, who is a married Construction Plasterer.

Albert Elof Hawkinson and Olga Victoria Ostlund were married about 1921 in Minnesota.

The 1930 U. S. Census taken on April 5, 1930, shows A. Elof Hawkinson (age 39) born in Sweden to Swedish-born parents and having emigrated in 1913 and a Naturalized citizen and first married at age 30 is a House Plasterer owning his home valued at $4,800 is living at 3820 25th Avenue South, 12th Ward, City of Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN. Living with him is his wife, Olga V. Hawkinson (age 32) born in Minnesota to Swedish-born parents and first married at age 24. Also living there are his three daughters, all born in Minnesota to Sweden and Minnesota-born parents: Gloria R. Hawkinson (age 7); Delores M. Hawkinson (age 4-3/12); and Priscilla J. Hawkinson (age 2-3/12). Also living there is his unmarried sister-in-law: Elsie H. Ostlund (age 19) born in Minnesota to Swedish-born parents.

Albert Elof Håkansson died in June 16, 1969, in Covina, Los Angeles Co., CA, at age 78 .

Olga Victoria (Ostlund) Hawkinson died March 17, 1989, in Laguna Hills, Orange Co., CA, at age 91.


San Gabriel Valley Tribune, West Covina, CA, January 9, 2009

Carlton W. Johnson

JOHNSON - Carlton W. Johnson, age 84 of West Covina, passed away December 31, 2008. He was born May 17, 1924 in Cambridge, Minnesota to Anna and Albert Johnson. His first wife Delores precedes him in death. He is survived by his second wife Esther of West Covina; a son Steve Johnson of Covina; a daughter Karla Johnson of Philadelphia; a brother John Johnson of Laguna; three step-children and five grandchildren. Johnson was called up into active service in the U.S. Army during World War II and inducted into the Office of Strategic Services. He graduated with a degree in electrical engineering from the University of Minnesota and then worked for Honeywell for 37 years, including an eight-year residency in Tokyo. Upon his retirement, he moved to West Covina to be closer to his family. A private funeral was held at Forest Lawn in Covina. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to Breath Savers Respiratory Support Group, Inter Community Hospital, 210 W. San Bernardino Road, Covina, 91722.


OSS-101 Association Inc., Summer 2009

CARLTON W. JOHNSON

Carlton W. Johnson, age 84, passed away Dec. 31, 2008.

He was born May 17, 1924 in Cambridge, Minnesota to Anna and Albert Johnson. As a son, brother, husband, father, grandfather and friend he will be dearly missed. Carlton was a firm believer in the value of hard work and was successful in all he set out to do. He was called up into active service in the U. S Army during World War II and was inducted into the Office of Strategic Services as a technical sergeant. He traveled throughout Europe and Southeast Asia setting up transmitter sites that helped to relay information to Allied troops from behind enemy lines. He was fond of sharing his war stories, especially driving the famed Burma Road during the final weeks of the war. Following the war, Carlton graduated with a degree in electrical engineering from the University of Minnesota, married his first wife Delores and went to work for Honeywell. They lived in Minneapolis, where they started a family. Promotions and transfers during his 37 years with the company took the family to New York, California and further abroad to Tokyo, where he served as the director of International Operations Far East Region. After eight years in Japan and the loss of his wife, Carlton was transferred to Philadelphia, where he lived with his second wife Esther until his retirement. They returned to California to be closer to their family. He was a 23 year resident of OSS-101 Association 9 the city and enjoyed woodworking, golf, tennis and traveling. He is survived by his wife Esther of West Covina, a son Steve Johnson of Covina; a daughter Karla Johnson of Philadelphia; a brother John Johnson of Laguna, and his wife Mary; a stepson John Jackson of Oceanside, and his wife Ellen; two stepdaughters: Ellen Henley of Spring, Texas and her husband Neil, and Lynn Carri of West Covina; five grandchildren: Brad, Matt, Scott, Kristi and April; four nieces and nephews and countless friends.