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Eilif Bergiton SMEVIK

Male 1906 - 1954  (48 years)


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  • Name Eilif Bergiton SMEVIK 
    Born 3 Aug 1906  Bjørnskinn, Andøy, Nordland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 27 Sep 1954  Burbank, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Birth Record: Church Book: Bjørnskinn 1887-1908:
      Birthdate: 3 Aug 1906
      Birthplace: Bjørnskinn
      Baptism date: 14 Oct 1906
      Name: Eilif Bergiton
      Parents: Gaardbruger Johan Helmer Aleksander Smedvik, born in 1873, h. Hilda Josefine f. Hanssen, born in 1880
      Witnesses: Gdbr. Martin Isaksen og hustru, Bjsknd, Gaarbr. Rikard Kristiansen og hustru, Bjsknd.

      New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957:
      Name: Eilif Smevik
      Arrival Date: 22 May 1926
      Est. birth year: abt 1907
      Age: 19
      Occupation: Farmhand
      Port of Departure: Oslo, Norway
      Last permanent residence: Risshavn, Norway
      Nearest relative in departure country: Father: Johan Smevik, Bjornskin, Risshavn
      Final Destination: Sherman, S.D.
      Joining: Friend: Peter Johansen, RR3, Sherman, S.D.
      Ship Name: Bergensfjord
      Port of Arrival: New York, New York
      Birth Location: Dverberg, Norway

      According to Sonia, Eilif worked for Helga and Martin Johnson for two years, since they paid his way over to South Dakota from Norway.

      1930 U.S. Federal Census: Sioux Falls: Minnehaha: South Dakota: 310 Prairie Ave.ue
      (Name listed as: Eilef Smevik)
      Matilda Halverson, head, rents, 62, head, widowed, married 32 years, born in Iowa, father and mother born in Norway, no occupation;
      Walter Halverson, son, 26, single, born in Minnesota, father born in Minnesota, mother born in Norway, salesman at a power co.;
      Lester Halverson, son, 20, single, born in Minnesota, father born in Minnesota, mother born in Norway,salesman at automobile ;
      Martha Halverson, 22, daughter, born in Minnesota, father born in Minnesota, mother born in Norway,stenographer at electric supply
      Oliver Jenson, boarder, 22, single, born in South Dakota, father and mother born in Norway, service man at a power company;
      Eilef Smevik, 22, boarder, single, born in Norway, father and mother born in Norway; came to the U.S. in 1926, alien, service man, power co.
      Halvor Aasan, 42, boarder, single, born in Norway, father and mother born in Norway; came to the U.S. in 1910, naturalized; machinist, power co.,
      Ann Siebrand, 21, boarder, single, born in Minnesota father born in South Dakota, mother born in Sweden, operator, telephone co.

      1940 U.S. Federal Census: Sioux Falls: Minnehaha: South Dakota: 708 W. 28th
      (indexed by ancestry.com under “Smerik”)
      Smevik, Eilef, head, 32, married, completed 8 years of schooling, born in Norway, lived in same place 5 years earlier; born in Norway, mechanic, light and power company;
      Gertrude, wife, 35, married, completed 1 year of high school, lived in same place 5 years earlier; born in South Dakota, no listed occupation;
      Sonia, daughter, 3, single, born in South Dakota.

      Per Evelyn Johnson, Eilif insisted on installing the electrical wiring on the farm in Dell Rapids. She believes that it was this wiring that caused their house to burn down.

      Funeral Notice: Valley Times (North Hollywood, California) 29 Sep 1954 Wed.
      "SMEVIK, Eilif B. Husband of Gertrude A. Smevik, father of Sonia Woster, son of Hilda Smevik; also survived by 3 sisters & 2 brothers. Services Thursday at 3 p.m. at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills Chapel, directed by Forest Lawn Mortuary, Hollywood Hills." [1]
    Person ID I692  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 25 Apr 2021 

    Father Johan Helmer Aleksander Edvardsen SMEVIK,   b. 8 Jun 1873, Borg, Vestvågøy, Nordland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1938, Bjørnskinn, Andøy, Nordland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Mother Hilda Josefine HANSSEN,   b. 4 Apr 1880, Bjørnskinn, Andøy, Nordland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1972, Stokmarknes, Hadsel, Nordland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 19 Nov 1899  Bjørnskinn, Andøy, Nordland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Photos
    Smevik, Johan and Hilda Hanssen Smevik. Family.
    Smevik, Johan and Hilda Hanssen Smevik. Family.
    L. to R.: Johann, Edvard (Edd), Hilda, Borghild (Gagga), Hjalmar, Margit, Hjørdis. Note: Bjarne and Eilif had already gone to North America. Photo found by Susan Woster Burgoyne at her great grandparents home (Johan Smevik and Hilda Hanssen) during her visit to Bjørnskinn, Norway in Summer 2018. Hilda Hanssen was a sister to Kristine Hanssen Olsen, mother of Harold D. Nelson.

    Headstones
    Smevik, Johan and Hilda Hanssen Smevik
    Smevik, Johan and Hilda Hanssen Smevik
    Family ID F361  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Gertrude Amanda "Gertie" CHRISTOPHERSON,   b. 17 Jun 1904, Canton, Lincoln, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1960, Glendale, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Married 18 Jul 1931  Nashua, Chickasaw, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Sonia Marie SMEVIK,   b. 22 Jun 1934, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 2001, Escondido, San Diego, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    Last Modified 11 May 2021 
    Family ID F362  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Aug 1906 - Bjørnskinn, Andøy, Nordland, Norway Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 18 Jul 1931 - Nashua, Chickasaw, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 27 Sep 1954 - Burbank, Los Angeles, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S54] Andøy bygdebok, bind II: Gård og slekt, del I., Borgos, Johan I., (Andøy Kommune, 2003.).