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Arvilla (Rindahl) Bleeck

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Re: Arvilla (Rindahl) Bleeck

Posted: 31 Jul 2012 1:18PM GMT
Classification: Query
Sorry, yes, I do have some more info! Should've posted it all at once.


As far as I know, Arvilla (sometimes Arvella) is a first name. She was born to Alexander O & May Rindahl on July 2, 1905 in Fertile, Polk, MN. Siblings were Benton (1907-1995), Clarina (1912-1991), Myron (1919-1999) and Audry (1922-1942).


1910 Census shows her living in Bear Park, Norman, Minnesota.



1920 Census shows her living in Barnesville, Clay, Minnesota .

I found a 1926 Fort Wayne, IN city directory that lists an Arvilla Rindahl living in the city as a student. Since that
s all the info it lists, I cannot be sure that this was/was not her, but the timing would be pretty close, as she would have been about 21.

I think I said before that I found Arvilla & Ernest listed together in the 1932 Seattle, WA city directory.

Sometime after 1932 they moved to Cleveland, OH where Ernest worked with the Addressograph-Multigraph Corp, as he has in Chicago (he lived in Chicago from sometime around 1924 til at least 1928, when his first wife, Ida Davis (1904-1928) died of TB). I found in a small-town WA paper that Ernest & Arvilla moved back to Seattle around 1943.

Both of their SS cards were issued in Ohio. I know the first were issued in November 1936, but that doesn't help my timeline much.

Ernest died in Arlington, Snohomish, Washington on July 16, 1982 - Arvilla died in the same town 2 years later on September 8, 1984.


Since they seem to be kinda all over the map, I've no idea where they would have gotten married. I searched MN, IL, IN and WA all as possibilities but seem to have come up empty. However, I've only been researching for about two years and realize I'm still basically a novice! Fresh eyes usually help....and those eyes usually have more experience than I do! I've been searching for info on Ernest forever, and while we know a lot more now than we did two years ago, I'm frustrated that he seems to be a slippery snake, avoiding things like marriage licenses (I cannot find one for he & Ida, his first wife, either), the 1930 census (so far I can't find him in the '40 either, but I know that data is still being uploaded so I'm trying to patiently wait it out!), etc. His daughter with Ida, my grandma, is now 86 and grew up without either parent, as she was placed in an orphanage when Ida was diagnosed with TB. I started out doing all this research for her, but now I want to know more, too!
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ajlangston 31 Jul 2012 1:41AM GMT 
BevAnderson91 31 Jul 2012 2:56AM GMT 
ajlangston 31 Jul 2012 7:18PM GMT 
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