Individual Record 1211

Name}   Walen, Marvin C. Family History} Olson                 
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Male
Birth:   Date} Fam 17 Apr 1926 Place} Helena Twp., Griggs, North Dakota
Marr.: Date} Fam  3 Jun 1946 Place} Jessie, Griggs, North Dakota     (Link)
Death: Date} Exa   1 Oct 1957 Place} Cooperstown, Griggs, North Dakota
Burial: Date} Aft  1 Oct 1957 Place} St. George Cemetery, Cooperstown, Griggs, North Dakota
  Grave Marker}  
Source 1} 353 = Family notes
Source 2} 371 = Letter
Source 3} 385 = Obituaries
Source 4} 1602=1920 USA cen
Source 5} 1605=1930 USA cen
Source 6} 1606=1940 USA cen
Source 7} 1545=Death record
Source 8} 1567=Obituary
Source 9} 963 = Cemetery rec
Source 10} 
Parents: } Peder Andreas Walen (Andrew) & Cathrina Carrie Okland
   Relationship No.} None
1st Household No.} 640 = Helena Twp., Griggs, North Dakota
      Occupation 1}  
       Occupation 2}  
  Religion/Church} Roman Catholic
Spouses:   Prime} Detwiller, Catherine Eileen
 Total Number of} 1
Notes:  Marvin C. Walen was born 17 Apr 1926 in Helena Twp., Griggs, North Dakota.  His parents were Andrew Walen and Carrie Okland, both natives of Norway and naturalized citizens.  Marvin had an older sister Lillian, and older brothers William and Ingram.  His younger sister was Caroline.

In the 1930 U.S. census, Marvin's family was living with the Alfred Hetland family in Helena Twp., Griggs, North Dakota.  His mother Carrie, 36, was the housekeeper for the Hetlands, and her children included William, 14, Ingram, 10, Marvin, 3, and Caroline, 2.  His father Andrew Walen was not listed with the family, and other sources record his death in 1969 in Montana.

In the 1940 U.S. census, the family was living with Beamon S. Hetland and his brother Christian in Helena Twp., Griggs, North Dakota.  Carrie, 46, was their housekeeper.  Her children included Ingram, 20, doing farm labor, Marvin, 13, and Caroline, 12.

Marvin married Catherine Eileen Detwiller on 3 Jun 1946 in Jessie, Griggs, North Dakota.  They had three children.  Marvin died of cancer 1 Oct 1957 in Cooperstown, Griggs, North Dakota.  He is buried in St. George Catholic Cemetery, Cooperstown, North Dakota.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death}   Fraternal/Social}  
Baptism Date}   Place}    
Confirm. Date}   Photos} None
Immigr'n Date} N/A Port} N/A
Education: Grade}                               or Top 2 Degrees}  
Military: Service}                                    for the State of}  
Health Condition}  
  Cause of Death} Cancer
Last Updated
by} Karen Hancock
Date Updated} 17 Apr 2014
Date Created}  21 Jul 1993
Copyright © 2014 by Karen L. Hancock.  All Rights Reserved.

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