Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Lena Elaine Olson (1860-1938) returning from Norway on September 30, 1914

Lena Elaine Olson (1860-1938) and Alvin Jensen (1900-1986) returning from Norway on September 30, 1914

  • Name: Lina Jensen, aka Lena Jensen
  • Ethnicity: U.S.A.
  • Last Place of Residence: Chicago, Illinois
  • Date of Arrival: September 30, 1914
  • Age at Arrival: 54y
  • Gender: Female
  • Marital Status: Single [sic]
  • Ship of Travel: United States
  • Port of Departure: Christiansand
  • Manifest Line Number: 0012

Note: Her father died on August 24, 1914. Attending the funeral in Norway were: Salmine Sophia Pedersen with her husband, John Edward Winblad, and their son Otto Perry Winblad (1902-1977); and Lena Olson with her son Alvin Jensen. On this same trip John Edward Winblad, Salmine's husband died on September 24, 1914 in Farsund, and Salmine died December 18, 1914, also in Farsund. Mary Virgilious Geary (1918- ) confirmed that Lena visited Norway with her son Alvin and the ship manifest shows they returned from Christiansand, Vest-Agder, Norway to Chicago via New York on September 30, 1914, just 6 days after John Winblad died. Lena is listed as "Lina Jensen" on the ship manifest. Otto Winblad (1902-1977) stayed in Farsund until July 06, 1915 and was met in New York by his brother Anton Julius Winblad (1886-1975) who was returning to New York from Cuba to pick him up.