Paul Thorbjorn Martinsen

Paul Thorbjorn Martinsen[1]

Male 1905 - 1974  (69 years)

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  • Name Paul Thorbjorn Martinsen  [2
    Born 5 Feb 1905  Nordstrand, Akershus, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Arrival 1917  Place Unknown Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    As indicated in the 1930 U. S. Federal Census 
    City Directory 1924  Berlin, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Student, with his father, Paul Martinson, [sic] at 1631 Main 

    School Year Book: U. S. Naval Academy 1924  Berlin, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    The Meteor, p. 67, second column, Martinson, St.Olaf's College. 
    Paul T. Martinsen, High School Yearbook, 1924, Berlin, New Hampshire.  Graduating and Going on the St. Olaf College.   [PTM 05.]
    Paul T. Martinsen, High School Yearbook, 1924, Berlin, New Hampshire. Graduating and Going on the St. Olaf College. [PTM 05.]
    City Directory 1927  Berlin, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Paul T. Martinson [sic], student with his father, Paul Martinson [sic] at 1631 Main 
    Paul T. Martinsen with his father Paul Martinsen, 1927, Berlin, New Hampshire.  [PTM 09.]
    Paul T. Martinsen with his father Paul Martinsen, 1927, Berlin, New Hampshire. [PTM 09.]
    College Yearbook 1927  St. Olaf College, Northfield, Rice County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Cast Member: Otar Birting, Sigurds kjertesvend in the play, "Sigurd Jorsalfar" by Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, page 190 in the Viking yearbook, 1927. 
    Paul Thorbjorn Martinsen in 'Sigurd Jorsalfar,' a play by Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, at St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota.
    Paul Thorbjorn Martinsen in "Sigurd Jorsalfar," a play by Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, at St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota.
    Paul played the part of Otar Birting, Sigurds kjertesvend in this drama.
    College Yearbook 1928  St. Olaf College, Northfield, Rice County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    French Play, Le Maître Pathelin, a 15th Century farce, given 25 March 1927 in Ytterboe Auditorium. Paul T. Martinsen played a lead role, Pierre Pathelin, a lawyer. Reported in the 1928-29 Yearbook, Viking, p. 194. 
    Paul T. Martinsen as Pierre Pathelin in Le Maître Pathelin, a 15th Century Farce at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota on 15 March 1927 in Ytterboe Auditorium.  [PTM 12.]
    Paul T. Martinsen as Pierre Pathelin in Le Maître Pathelin, a 15th Century Farce at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota on 15 March 1927 in Ytterboe Auditorium. [PTM 12.]
    College Yearbook 1929  St. Olaf College, Northfield, Rice County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Member of Sigma Tau, a literary society, Class of 1928; See PTM in first row on left;Yearbook: Viking, p. 160 
    Paul Thorbjorn Martinsen in Sigma Tau, a literary society.  [PTM 10.]
    Paul Thorbjorn Martinsen in Sigma Tau, a literary society. [PTM 10.]
    St. Olaf College Yearbook, 1929, The Viking.
    College Yearbook 1929  St. Olaf College, Northfield, Rice County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Viking Yearbook of 1929, including St. Olaf Class of 1928. Paul T. Martinsen is included on p. 48. 
    Paul T. Martinsen, Graduating Class of 1928, in Viking Yearbook of 1928, p. 48  [PTM 13.]
    Paul T. Martinsen, Graduating Class of 1928, in Viking Yearbook of 1928, p. 48 [PTM 13.]
    Census 1930  Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    1930 U. S. Federal Census 
    Paul T. Martinsen, 1930 U. S. Federal Census, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin     [PTM 02.]
    Paul T. Martinsen, 1930 U. S. Federal Census, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin [PTM 02.]
    University teacher.
    City Directory 1934  3630 North 4th St., Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota; Residence Place. Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Occupation: Proof Reader (Prob. at Augsburg Publishing House.) 
    Paul T. Martinsen and his wife Florence J. Maland Martinsen,  [PTM 14.]
    Paul T. Martinsen and his wife Florence J. Maland Martinsen, [PTM 14.]
    3630 North 4th Street, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, 1934.
    Census 1940  Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    1940 U. S. Federal Census 
    Age: Abt. 35 
    Paul T. Martinsen household, 1940 U. S. Federal Census, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota.    [PTM 03.]
    Paul T. Martinsen household, 1940 U. S. Federal Census, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota. [PTM 03.]
    Paul T. Martinsen; his wife, Florence J. Maland Martinsen; their children: Sylvia Ann and Paul Bruce Francis Martinsen
    WWII Draft Cards Young Men 16 Oct 1940  Robbinsdale, Hennepin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Age: Abt.35 
    Paul Thorbjorn Martinsen, WWII Draft Cards Young men, 1940-1947. [PTM 07.]
    Paul Thorbjorn Martinsen, WWII Draft Cards Young men, 1940-1947. [PTM 07.]
    Registration Date: 16 Oct 1940; Place: Robbinsdale, Hennepin County, Minnesota.

    Index to Alien Case Files 1944  Kansas City, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    See explanation under notes. 
    City Directory 1952  Robbinsdale, Hennepin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    Occupation: Editor, Augsburg Publishing House, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota. Information in Minneapolis, Minnesota, City Directory, 1952. 
    Paul T. Martinsen and his wife, Florence J. Maland Martinsen.  [PTM 15.]
    Paul T. Martinsen and his wife, Florence J. Maland Martinsen. [PTM 15.]
    Robbinsdale, Hennepin County, Minnesota, 1952.
    Naturalization 13 Nov 1957  U. S. District Court. Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota. Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Petition No. 21589 
    Paul Thorbjorn Martinsen, Minnesota, Federal Naturalization Record, 13 November 1957; District Court, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota.  [PTM 04.]
    Paul Thorbjorn Martinsen, Minnesota, Federal Naturalization Record, 13 November 1957; District Court, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota. [PTM 04.]
    Occupation Editor, Augsburg Publishing House, Hennepin County, Minneapolis, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    Residence 3301 Grimes Ave. N., Robbinsdale, Hennepin County, Minnesota for most of married life Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Died 11 Dec 1974  North Memorial Medical Center, Robbinsdale, Hennepin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 19
    Buried 14 Dec 1974  Crystal Lake Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota. Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I55  Lange Pierce
    Last Modified 15 Jun 2019 

    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Thora Nordby,   b. Probably Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Probably Norway Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F36  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Florence J. Maland,   b. 3 May 1900, Winona County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1990, North Ridge Health Care, New Hope, Hennepin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Married Abt. 1932  No Record has been found as of 06/2019. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Living
    +2. Living
    Last Modified 14 Jun 2019 
    Family ID F13  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Paul Thorbjorn Martinsen, photo.
    Paul Thorbjorn Martinsen, photo.

  • Notes 
    •        In the 1930 U. S. Federal Census, Paul T. Martinsen is a 22 year old, white, single male. He was born in Norway of parents who were both born in Norway. He lives at Highland Ave., Block 1519, 15th Ward, City of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. He reads, writes, and speaks English. The language that he spoke before coming to the US was Norwegian. He immigrated in 1917 and is a naturalized citizen. He is a teacher at university. He is working and is at work. He is not a veteran of any U.S. military service. [PTM 02.]
             In the 1940 U. S. Federal Census, Paul T. Martinsen is a 35 year old, white married male., He was born in Norway. He is not in school or university, but he has completed four years of high school and a master's degree. He has lived in the same house he lived in during 1935. He does not live on a farm. Paul is a naturalized citizen who rents a home for $25 a month. His occupation is that of copy editor, who worked 40 hours the week prior to the census in a private business. He worked 52 weeks in 1939. His income was $2,184. He has no other sources of income. Paul lives with his wife, Florence. J. Maland Martinsen, and two children: Paul B. F. and Sylvia A. Martinsen. The family lives at 3630 4th Street North, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota. [PTM 03.]
             In the WWII Draft Registration Card, Paul T. Martinsen gave the following information:
      Name: Paul Thorbjorn Martinsen
      Address: 3301 Grimes, Robbinsdale, Hennepin County, Minnesota.
      Telephone: Ch. 7152
      Age: 35
      Date of Birth:; Feb. 5 1905
      Place of Birth: Oslo, Norway
      Country of Citizenship: U. S.
      Name of Person Who Will Always Know Your Address:
      Mrs. Florence Joan Martinsen
      Relationship of that Person: Wife
      Address of that Person: 3301 Grimes, Robbinsdale, Hennepin County, Minnesota
      Employer's Name: Augsburg Publishing
      Place of Employment or Business: 415 S 4 St. Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Hennepin County, Minnesota
      Signature: Paul T. Martinsen
      REGISTRAR'S REPORT
      RACE: White
      HEIGHT: 5'5 1/2"
      EYES: Gray
      WEIGHT: 155
      HAIR: Brown
      COMPLEXION: Light brown [PTM 07.]

             It is probable that the information below has no relevance to Paul T. Martinsen's life at this point in time (06/2019) but for the purpose of explanation, it is placed here just to make sure. Documents or indications like this always look ominous, but Paul was no longer an Alien after 1957. So, I imagine his case was closed. However, if someone wants to look up this issue, the information below should help. [DLL.]

      About U.S., Index to Alien Case Files at the National Archives at Kansas City, 1944-2003

      If your ancestor was an alien in the U.S. in or after 1940, one record you will want to look for is an alien case file (A-File). This database contains an index to A-Files created between 1944 and 2003 for immigrants who were born before 1909.

      What?s in an A-File?

      The content of A-Files will vary depending on the immigrant and his or her interactions with the INS. Here are a few records that you might find in an A-File:

      visas
      AR-2 form (alien registration)
      petitions and affidavits
      correspondence
      photographs
      identification documents

      What Is an A-File?

      One provision of the Alien Registration Act of 1940 (also known as the Smith Act) required aliens aged 14 and older living in or entering the United States to register and be fingerprinted. The Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS)?now the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS)?drew up the Alien Registration form AR-2 to register aliens beginning in 1940. AR-2 forms asked for a number of valuable family history details:

      name (and any aliases used)
      residence
      date and place of birth
      country of citizenship
      marital status
      physical description
      most recent arrival in the U.S. (port, date, and ship)
      occupation
      employer
      U.S. naturalization status
      whether the alien had immediate family in the U.S.
      statement of alien?s military service

      Each form also included an A-number, which was later used to establish Alien Registration Files, or A-Files. A-Files typically (but not always) include the alien?s AR-2 form, as well as all other documentation created through the immigration and citizenship processes prior to naturalization. If the immigrant naturalized prior to 1 April 1956, the contents of the A-File were moved to a new Certificate File, or C-File, eliminating the A-File. This practice ceased on 1 April 1956, and from then on, all of the records remained in the A-File, regardless of whether the immigrant eventually naturalized. So, if an immigrant did not naturalize prior to the 1 April 1956 date, or never naturalized, their records would still be found in his or her A-File.

      In 2010, the USCIS began transferring records of immigrants who were born more than 100 years ago to the National Archives for retention. This database contains an index to A-Files created between 1944 and 2003, for immigrants who were born before 1909. The files themselves are now held at the National Archives Regional Archive at Kansas City, Missouri, though immigrants mentioned in them come from around the United States. Note: Files from the Reno, Nevada; San Francisco, California; Honolulu, Hawaii; and Guam districts of the Immigration and Naturalization Service were transferred to the National Archives Regional Archive in San Bruno, California, and are currently not included in this index.

      Ordering Your Ancestor?s A-File
      The original case files are located at the National Archives at Kansas City. Please make sure to include the Alien Registration Number and the individual's complete name when requesting a copy of a file. The National Archives will accept requests by e-mail, postal mail, or fax.

      E-mail: Afiles.KansasCity@nara.gov

      Postal mail:
      National Archives at Kansas City
      Attn: A-Files Request
      400 W. Pershing Rd.
      Kansas City, MO 64108

      Fax: (816) 268?8038

      For more information on ordering records from the National Archives, visit the National Archives website. To learn more about the records and the process for ordering files that are held at the USCIS, see their Genealogy help section.
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  • Sources 
    1. [S264] Paul T. Martinsen, death certificate no. 122-74-031229. Minnesota Department of Health, Section of Vital Statistics, Minneapolis. [PTM 01.].

    2. [S9599] Paul Thorbjorn Martinsen. (2016). Ancestry.com Minnesota Federal Naturalization Records, 1880-1920 [database online]. Lehi, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. [PTM 04.].

    3. [S9653] Paul T. Martinsen, death. Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014 [database online]. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, inc. [PTM 06.].

    4. [S268] Paul T. Martinsen, death certificate no. 122-74-031229. Minnesota Department of Health, Section of Vital Statistics, Minneapolis. [PTM 01.].

    5. [S269] Paul T. Martinsen, 1930 U. S. Census, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, City of Milwaukee, ED 40-180, SD 10, sheet 12B, family 15; National Archives micropublication T626, roll 2591. [PTM 02.].

    6. [S9655] Paul T. Martinsen. (2011). Ancestry.com. City Directories, 1822-1995 [database online]. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. [PTM 08.].

    7. [S9652] Paul T. Martinsen, (2010). Ancestry.com. School Yearbooks, 1900-1990 [database online]. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. [PTM 05.].

    8. [S9656] Paul T. Martinsen (2011). Ancestruy.com City Directories, 1822-1995. [dastabase online]. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. [PTM 09.].

    9. [S9658] Paul Thorbjorn Martinsen (2010). Ancestry.com. School Yearbooks, 1900-1990 [database online]. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. [PTM 11.].

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    11. [S9657] Paul Thorbjorn Martinsen. (2010). Ancestry.com. School Yearbooks, 1900-1990 [database online]. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. [PTM 10.].

    12. [S9660] Paul Thorbjorn Martinsen (2010). Ancestry.com. School Yearbooks, 1900-1990 [database online]. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. [PTM 13.].

    13. [S9661] Paul T. Martinsen. (2011). Ancestry.com. City Directories, 1822-1995 [database onlline]. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. [PTM 14.].

    14. [S9584] Paul T. Martinsen household, 1940 U. S. Census, Hennepin County, Minnesota, Minneapolis, ED 89-308, SD 3, sheet 5B, Number of Household in Order of Visitation: 103; National Archives micropublication T627, roll m-t0627-01988. [PTM 03.].

    15. [S9654] Paul Thorbjorn Martinsen. (2011). Ancestry.com. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947 [database online]. Lehi, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. [PTM 07.].

    16. [S9663] Paul T. Martinsen, (2013). Ancestry.com. Index to Alien Case Files at the National Archives at Kansas City, 1944-2003 [database online]. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. [PTM 16.].

    17. [S9662] Paul T. Martinsen. (2011). Ancestry.com. City Directories, 1822-1995 [database online]. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. [PTM 15.].

    18. [S267] Paul T. Martinsen, death certificate no. 122-74-031229. Minnesota Department of Health, Section of Vital Statistics, Minneapolis. [PTM 01.].

    19. [S266] Paul T. Martinsen, death certificate no. 122-74-031229. Minnesota Department of Health, Section of Vital Statistics, Minneapolis. [PTM 01.].


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