05 November 2015

Treasure Chest Thursday: Benjamin Norflus advertisement, FLPBA 1949 anniversary publication

I've discussed Benjamin Norflus and Adell Fetell Norflus in a previous post. Adell was the Lubin immigrant. She married Benjamin Norflus in 1931.[1] Benjamin immigrated to Argentina on 21 March 1918, but finally made the voyage to join his brother in the United States in 1923.[2]

In 1940, Ben's glass shop was in Brooklyn, probably at 536 Knickerbocker Avenue, Brooklyn. This would have been just around the corner from his apartment at 236 Linden Street.[3]

Ben and Adell had two children. Their son, Albert, was born in 22 January 1932 and passed away in January 2011. He attended Boys High School in the Bedford Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn. Ancestry.com has his high school yearbook (and his signature) online.[4]

1. New York County, New York, marriage certificate no. 4217 (1931), Benjamin Norflus and Adell Fetell, 22 February 1931; Municipal Archives, New York.
2. "New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957," digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 18 December 2010), manifest, S.S. American Legion, Buenos Aires to New York, arriving 30 April 1923, list 19 (handwritten), line 11, Benjamin Norflus, citing NARA microfilm publication T715, roll 3028.
3. 1940 U.S. Census, Kings County, New York, population schedule, Brooklyn, enumeration district 24-2393, sheet 11B, household 210, Ben and Adell Norflus family; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 11 October 2015); NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 2609.
4. Senior Recorder, June 1949, Boys High School, entry for Albert Norflus, p. 30; digital image, "U.S., School Yearbooks, 1880-2012," Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 3 November 2015).

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