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Re: WW1 draft registration & Americans in Canada
Posted by: Kathleen Wilson (ID *****4442) Date: June 02, 2010 at 08:16:02
In Reply to: Re: WW1 draft registration & Americans in Canada by elaine langlois of 9053

Hi Elaine
My great uncle's name was Karl Johan Martinsen. He immigrated to Canada with his family in 1906. His immigration papers list him with the surname Sundberg (his mothers name) but I know that in later life he used his biological father's name Martinsen. He was born in Sweden January 2, 1896.
Karl (Carl) would have been 18 yrs. old at the outbreak of war and unless he had a disability I don't see how he could have avoided the draft.
Anything you could find out would be greatly appreciated.
An elderly family member told me that as far as he could remember as a child that Carl left Kenora, Ontario and "went out west". I found the rest of the family on the 1911 Census but no Carl.
There is no one alive that remembers where he went.
Thanks again,


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