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John Erick Simola

John Erick Simola

Male 1921 - 1998  (77 years)

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  • Name John Erick Simola 
    Born 16 May 1921  Fairbanks, St. Louis, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Simola, John Erick Birth Certificate
    Simola, John Erick Birth Certificate
    Gender Male 
    Census 1930  Fairbanks, St. Louis, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    1930 US Federal 
    • in the Hjalmar Simola household in Fairbanks Twp. Enumerated were Hjalmar (head) age 37; Edla (wife) age 43; Weino (son) age 15; Vieno (daughter) age 13; William (son) age 12; John (son) age 8; Esther (daughter) age 3; Ruth (daughter) age 1. Hjalmar immigrated in 1909 (Na). Matilda immigrated in 1908 (Al).
    Census 1940  Fairbanks, St. Louis, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    1940 US Federal 
    • in the Hjalmer A. Simola household (owned worth $600 farm) Enumerated were HJALMER A head male white 48 married completed grade 4 born in Finland naturalized citizen lived in same house in 1935 / yes, worked for pay Mar 24-39, 1940 at private/non-government emergency job / 48 hrs worked Mar 24-39, 1940 / Operator of Farm / worked 52 wks in 1939 and was paid $0 / EDLA wife female white 53 married completed grade 2 born in Finland lived in same house in 1935 engaged in home housework / WAYNE H. son male white 25 single completed grade H1 born in MN lived in same house in 1935 no, no, yes (seeking work) umemployed for 12 wks Truck Driver Logging worked 17 wks in 1939 received $0 / WILLIAM T son male white 22 single completed grade 8 born in MN lived in same house in 1935 no, no, yes (seeking work) umemployed for 12 wks Truck Driver Logging worked 6 wks in 1939 received $120 / JOHN E son male white 19 single completed grade H1 born in MN lived in same house in 1935 no, yes (ar work on or assigned to public emergency work during Mar 24-30, 1940) umemployed for 40 wks Shopman Garage worked 42 wks in 1939 received $300 / Esther L. daughter female white 13 single attended school completed grade 6 born in MN
    Died 3 Jun 1998  Aurora, St. Louis, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
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    Obituary 5 Jun 1998  Duluth, St. Louis, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Duluth News Tribune 

    • John E. Simola Sr., 77, of rural Aurora died Wednesday day, June 3, 1998, in the skilled nursing facility of White Community Hospital, Aurora, after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was born May 16, 1921, in Brimson, Minn., to Hjalmer and Edla (Tammi) Simola. He resided in Two Harbors for several years prior to moving to Aurora in 1954. He traveled the world as a heavy equipment mechanic working in Iceland, Liberia, East Africa, Somolia, Kenya and Turneffe Island Lodge in the Caribbean. His travels also took him to Spain, Portugal, Finland, Denmark, Italy, France, and Holland. Locally he worked for the Iron Range Railroad in Two Harbors, Foley Brothers Construction in Hoyt Lakes, Woodrich Construction and Lamppa Construction.
      He served in the Merchant Marines during World War II and was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Two Harbors and the former Moose Lodge of Aurora. He also served with the CC Caps during the 1930s. He married Jeanette E. Johnson on September 30, 1944. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Jeanette; and a twin brother at birth. He is survived by his son, John Simola Jr. of Monticello, Minn.; grandsons Erick, Jeff and Tim Simola, all of Monticello; brothers Wayne (Esther) and William "Bill", both of Brimson; sisters Vienno Walkama of Makinen, Esther Ellingsen of Two Harbors and Ruth (Harry) McKinney of Brimson; and a special friend, Ellen Sandstedt of Palo.
      Visitation: 9:30 until the 10:30 a.m. funeral service Saturday in St. Mark's Luthern Church, Palo. Rev. John Reppe officiating. Graveside service at 2 p.m. Saturday in Two Harbors Cemetery. Military honors accorded by the Quayle-Schuster-Truman-Muhich American Legion Post of Aurora. Arrangements by Ziemer- Moeglein Shataye Funeral Home of Aurora.
    Occupation Merchant Marines out of Norfolk, VA 
    Buried 6 Jun 1998  Two Harbors, Lake, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I46  Brendas Branches
    Last Modified 20 Oct 2014 

    Father Hjalmar Antti Simola,   b. 26 Aug 1892, Manninen, Ypaja, Hame, Finland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1972, Duluth, St. Louis, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Edla Matilda Ek, Tammi,   b. 3 Jun 1886, , Pernio, Turku-Pori, Finland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1974, Two Harbors, Lake, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 1 Sep 1913  Duluth, St. Louis, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • CERTIFICATE OF MARRIAGE -STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY O F ST. LOUIS
      HJALMAR ANTTI SIMOLA & EDLA MATILDA TAMMI
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      I hereby certify, that on the 1st day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and thirteen at Duluth in said County, I, the undersigned, a Judge of Probate did join in the Holy Bonds of Matrimony, according to the laws of this State, Hjalmar Antti Simola of the County of St. Louis and State on Minn and Edla Matilda Tammi of the County of St. Louis and State of Minnesota. In the presence of W.W. Pittenger and Otto Wauhala, Witnesses. Signed S.W. Gilpin. (Filed for record this 6th day of October A.D. 1913. J.R. Johnson, Clerk. By J.A. Cummings, Deputy Clerk)
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    Divorced 5 May 1950 
    Divorced 9 May 1950  , St. Louis, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Family ID F39  Group Sheet

    Family Jeanette Everalda Johnson,   b. 25 Sep 1920, Two Harbors, Lake, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1984, Aurora, St. Louis, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 30 Sep 1944  Two Harbors, Lake, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. John Erick Simola, Jr.
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2008 
    Family ID F46  Group Sheet