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Lars Søderstrøm + Emilie Mathilde Jorgensen
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Marriage25 MAR 1926
 
married by a Justice of the Peace
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Dr. Emil Otto Edvard Soderstrom, Ph.D.

Birth31 MAY 1900
 
Reside1916
 
Education
 
Graduate of the Royhal Danish Music Conservatory
Education
 
Ph.D., University of Bonn; studied with Carl Nielsen
Immigrate1921
 
from Denmark
Immigrate1926
 
on the ship, "Homeric," destination: Oakland, Ca
Reside25 MAR 1926
 
2407 Harrington Avenue
Reside
 
Reside
 
ResideAPR 1930
 
4844 Homer Street, with wife, Florence; Occupation: Musician
Reside3 NOV 1931
 
2339 N. Kilbourne Avenue
Other3 NOV 1931
 
Naturalized as U.S. citizen
Reside1940
 
Occupation: Music manager for NBC
Tag1940 music manager
NBC (25 years)
Residebef 14 AUG 1972
 
Death14 AUG 1972
Aged: 72.2 years

On the New York, New York Passenger List, Emil, a musician, gave as a near relative in the place he had left as Mrs. Soderstrom of Hollaenderouj 9, Copenhagen. On the second page of the document, he lists his wife, Mrs. Soderstrom of 2407 Harrington Avenue, Oakland, California. He wrote that he was born in Copenhagen.

Emil's parents were Salvation Army Lt.-Colone Ernst Soderstrom, born in Denmark, and Josepha Holmberg, born in Sweden. Emil was listed as a musician.

Florence Ena Nielsen

Birthabt 1901
to parents born in England and Spain (or England and India)
Immigrate1909
 
Tag1926 supervisor
Long distance telephone
Reside25 MAR 1926
 
2407 Harrington Avenue
Reside1930
 
Immigrate15 JUN 1934
 
re-entry to U.S. with daughters, Laura & Helen; husband: Emil Soderstrom, 3129 Palmer Sq, Chicago
Reside1940
 
2949 Beldon Street
Residebef 6 AUG 1984
 
Death6 AUG 1984
 
widowed
Grave
Aged: 83.6 years

The Justice of the Peace married Emil Soderstrom and Florence Nielsen. Witnesses were Laura Nielsen of Oakland and Jewell J. Logsdon (o possibly Jenell J. Longsdon) of Oakland, California.

The names of Florence's parents were only marked with a question mark, though the father was born in England and the mother born in India.  Florence was divorced. This was to be her second marriage, while Mr. Soderstrom was marrying for the first time.

Death certificte for Florence Soderstrom, widowed, age 84, born in India, Switchboard operator, shows her parents: Peter Nielsen and Laura Soderstrom. The informant was Anna M. Boyer
ChildrenFirst NameBirth DtDeath DtBirth PlaceSpouses
1

Laura Joy 

1 DEC 192613 JAN 2006  CA, Alameda Co, Oakland Edward T. Losin 
2

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ciates
NameRelation
Erik William Gustaf Leidzenbest friend and colleague
Lt. Col. Ray Steadman-Allen Ph.D.Colleague
Major Eric Walter John BallColleague
Philip Bramwell "Phil" CatelinetColleague

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Sources
  1. FamilySearch Denmark Census, 1916
  2. FamilySearch Illinois, Northern District (Eastern Division), Naturalization Index, 1926-1979
  3. FamilySearch Illinois, Northern District Naturalization Index, 1840-1950
  4. FamilySearch Mildred Hope Soderstrom, Illinois, Cook County, Birth Certificates
  5. FamilySearch New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957
  6. FamilySearch United States Social Security Death Index
  7. Census: IL, Cook Co, Chicago. 1930..,,;
  8. Census: IL, Cook Co, Chicago. 1940..,,; at Ancestry;
  9. Website:"Erik, Emil, Eric, Phil & Ray...a perspective" by B/M Robert Getz (R); about 5 influential Salvation Army musicians;
  10. Website:"Emil Otto Soderstrom" officer, The Salvation Army; warts and all;
  11. Website:"Fighting for the Lord - The Legacy," by Niels Silfverberg; Google Books;
  12. Marriage Sources:
    Other: Marriage certificate for Emil Soderstrom and Florence Nielsen; at Ancestry;
  1. FamilySearch Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994
  2. FamilySearch Mildred Hope Soderstrom, Illinois, Cook County, Birth Certificates
  3. FamilySearch United States Social Security Death Index
  4. Census: IL, Cook Co, Chicago. 1930..,,;
  5. Census: IL, Cook Co, Chicago. 1940..,,; at Ancestry;
  6. Marriage Sources:
    Other: Marriage certificate for Emil Soderstrom and Florence Nielsen; at Ancestry;
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