The railroad man Alfred Martinson became an american Citizen in Seatle in February 1910 and continued thereafter to Valdez in Alaska,where he is found in the 1910 Census. He probably worked in the railroad Project Cordova to Kennecott. After the census notation I have no trace of him. Could anyone assist or advise where to search for him? Further details are given below.
Thank you in advance.
Leif Martensson TABY Sweden
Two missing brothers in the USA Magnus Martinson (Larsson) born 20/10 1870 in Villie in the south part of Sweden left Sweden for the USA, without properly informing the Swedish authorities, in 1889, probably via Copenhagen. In 1905 his brother Alfred Martinson (Larsson) born 11/12 1881 in Slimminge emigrated in a proper way to the USA. Upon arrival in New York with S.S Caronia October 25, 1905, he told the immigration officer that he should visit his brother M Martinson and meet him at Box 55 Opechee P. O.Alfred had a ticket to Calumet, Michigan from the agent in Sweden. The next trace is the US Naturalization Record for Alfred Martinson which he initiated on 23 Feb 1910 while in Seattle, Washington before going to Alaska in 1910. Source citation: National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Name - Alfred Martinson age - 28 years -Occupation - Railroad man The next trace is the 1910 United States Federal Census stating that he lived in a lodge, Valdez, Division 3, Alaska. Opechee at Calumet on the Michigan peninsula in Lake Superior is a copper mine district where the two brothers probably took part in the copper mining and railroad transportation. In 1910 a big project was going on for copper mining in Cordova north of Waldez in Alaska and the company Copper River & Northwestern Railway was building a railroad in the wilderness from Cordova to Kennecott, which might be the reason why at least Alfred was there. There is also a vague rumour that the two brothers later went to South America and in fact the mother company, Kennecott Mines Company in Utah also at the time exploited the El Teniente Copper Mine in Chile. Maybe the two brothers joined that project as well. The parents of the two brothers are: Lars Mårtensson born in Villie Sweden 9/9 1841 Sissa Olsson born Skivarp Sweden 18/9 1843 Both the brothers took the surname Martinson in the USA, the same as their father, according to the common name convention at the time in Sweden. The two brothers were still living 1927 at the inventory proceedings after their mother. I have no trace from the younger brother and only the above from the older one. Any information about the two adventurous brothers or possible descendants is most welcome. Leif Mårtensson, Syrenvägen 5a, S-187 35 Täby , Sweden E-mail: email@example.com