Jarl Thorsell


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Jarl "James" Thorsell was born October 1, 1893, in Jämjö, Blekinge lan, Sweden, and died June 7, 1978, in San Jose, Santa Clara Co., CA, at age age 84. He is the son of Petter Petersson of Slatafly, Sweden, and Eleonora Laurentia Persson of Sweden. Never married. Buried in Arbuckle, Colusa Co., CA.




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Jarl "James" Thorsell was born October 1, 1893, in Jämjö, Blekinge lan, Sweden.


On April 7, 1923, Jarl Thorsell arrived in the Port of New York aboard the S. S. Drottningholm. Departure port was Gothenburg. He is a 29 year old Carpenter and was living in Jämjö, Sweden. His closest relative was his brother (should be mother), Eleonora Thorsell, Törnåkra. His destination is San Pedro, CA.


On January 11, 1924, Jarl Thorsell (age 30) declared his intention to become a citizen of the United States of America.


The 1930 U. S. Census taken on April 12, 1930, shows Daniel Thorsell (age 45) born in Sweden to Swedish-born parents and having emigrated in 1905 and a Naturalized citizen and first married at age 29 is a Building Carpenter renting his home for $45/month at 327 Pierce, City of San Francisco, San Francisco Co., CA. Living with him is his wife, Anna T. Thorsell (age 47) born in Sweden to Swedish-born parents and having emigrated in Unknown and of Unknown Naturalization and first married at age 31. Also living there are his two children, both born in California to Swedish-born parents: William E. Thorsell (age 10); and Ethel M. Thorsell (age 8). Daniel's unmarried brother also lives there: James Thorsell (age 35) born in Sweden to Swedish-born parents and having emigrated in 1923, a Garage Mechanic. Also living there is Daniel's widowed mother-in-law: Mary Shields (age 69) born in Sweden to Swedish-born parents and having emigrated in 1889 and first married at age 21.


The WWII Draft Registration Report dated April 27, 1942, shows Jarl Thorsell (age 48) is living in Arbuckle, Colusa Co., CA. He is Self Employed. Hugo Thorsell is his nearest relative.


Jarl Thorsell died June 7, 1978, in San Jose, Santa Clara Co., CA, at age age 84.