Melvin Olav Arthur Henden1

M, b. 23 April 1912, d. 22 November 1998
RelationshipGranduncle of Barbara Joyce Zanzig
ChartsAbraham Jonsen and Oline Monsdatter's Descendants
Erik Sjursen and Brithe Iversdatter's Descendants
Melvin Henden circa 1978
     Ahnentafel/Henry number 00007.3.
     Melvin Olav Arthur Henden was born on 23 April 1912 at Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, USA.1,2 He was the son of Ole Abrahamson Henden and Oline Eriksdatter Vik.1

     Melvin Olav Arthur Henden married Helen Grace Owen, daughter of Levi Jacob Owen and Nellie Horton, on 3 July 1938 at Little Brown Church, Nashua, Chickasaw, Iowa, USA, at age 26.3,4
     Melvin Olav Arthur Henden was registered for the draft on 1 January 1943 at Knox, Illinois, USA; Melvin is described as (an unknown value.)5

"Melvin grew up in Clarkfield. He served in the U.S. Air Force [US Army Air Forces, from his stationery--BJZ] during World War II as an aerial gunner. His plane crashed in the Everglades at one time and for 36 hours we didn't know if he had survived. During the Battle of the Bulge he was stationed in England and delivered supplies to the troops by air. After the war he went to work for Gamble Stores and worked in Marshalltown, Iowa and Spearfish, South Dakota. In 1953 Mel moved to Portage, Wisconsin, where he worked at Montgomery Wards and then as a newspaper distributor."-- Alma Henden Stewart, Henden (1987.)6 He and Ava Voycheck were MarrOther circa 1960. Melvin A. Henden was bereaved by the death of Ava Voycheck on 28 December 1996 at age 84.7
     Melvin Olav Arthur Henden died on 22 November 1998 at Portage, Columbia, Wisconsin, USA, at age 86.8,1 He was buried on 25 November 1998 at Silver Lake Cemetery, Portage, Columbia, Wisconsin, USA.1

Locations

Census24 January 1920Clarkfield, Yellow Medicine, Minnesota, USA9
Census2 April 1930Clarkfield, Friendship Township, Yellow Medicine, Minnesota, USA, as a roomer in the household of Alfred and Ruby Holke10
Milit-Beg1 January 1943Peoria, Peoria, Illinois, USA, US Army, as a private "Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law". (Knox Co. is just NW of Peoria)11
Last Edited1 Mar 2015

Citations

  1. [S387] Betty Stewart, "Family File, Henden", online unpublished, Alma Stewart and Betty Stewart (Eugene, Oregon), downloaded 1999.
  2. [S638] Minnesota Dept. of Health, "Minnesota Historical Society Birth Certificate Index, 1900-1934" online index, Minnesota Historical Society, Minnesota Birth Certificate Index, URL http://people.mnhs.org/bci, Melvin Olave Arthur Henden, cert. no. 1912-38245, viewed 28 Nov 2011.
  3. [S421] Betty Stewart, Monroe, WA (E-Address for private use) to Barbara Zanzig, 12 Mar 2002, "Family". Unknown repository, unknown repository address.
  4. [S442] Wedding announcement of Melvin A. Henden and Helen Grace Owen (unpublished), L. Jacob Owen, engraved wedding announcement, June 1938, MARR IA ZZ 002. Collection of Barbara Zanzig, Kirkland, King, Washington, USA. Hereinafter cited as Henden-Owen wedding announcement.
  5. [S34] "Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938 - 1946" , URL http://aad.archives.gov/aad/search.jsp?file_id=3475&coll_id=null&data_layout_id=494&table_id=893: 1938-1946, Melvin A Henden, Birth Year: 1912, Enlistment Date: 1 Jan 1943, citing U. S. Army.
  6. [S388] Henden (unpublished), Alma Stewart, photocopy, 1987. Collection of Barbara Zanzig, Kirkland, King, Washington, USA. Hereinafter cited as Henden saga.
  7. [S15] "Social Security Death Index" , index, Ancestry.com, URL http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3693: 2011, Ava G. Anderson entry, d. 28 Dec 1996, citing Master File Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index.
  8. [S15] "Social Security Death Index" , index, Ancestry.com, URL http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3693: 2011, Melvin Henden, viewed 28 Nov. 2011, citing Master File Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index.
  9. [S636] Ole Henden household, 1920 US Census population schedule, no. 79, Clarkfield Village, Yellow Medicine Co., Minnesota, ED 202, sheet 5B (4541) (image 10/15), dwelling 96, family 107. (Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2001) www.ancestry.com, subscription database Roll T625_867.
  10. [S684] Alfred Holke household, 1930 US Census population schedule, Clarkfield Village, Friendship Twp., Yellow Medicine Co., Minnesota, ED 87-7, sheet 2B (Anc. image 3/16), dwelling 40, family 48. (Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2001) www.ancestry.com, subscription database Roll T626_1135. 28 Nov. 2011.
  11. [S34] "Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938 - 1946" , URL http://aad.archives.gov/aad/search.jsp?file_id=3475&coll_id=null&data_layout_id=494&table_id=893: 1938-1946, Melvin A. Henden entry, army serial no. 36441143, citing U. S. Army.