Olaf Severin Emblem1

b. 3 January 1880, d. 22 October 1938
Last Edited=11 Aug 2015
     Olaf Severin Emblem was born on 3 January 1880 at Norway.1,2 He was the son of Lars Emblem and Severine (?).2

On 3 July 1900 Olaf Severin Emblem was enumerated in the household of Jacob Youngbluth on the 1900 U. S. census for Hamilton, Skagit County, Washington as Olaf Emblem, 20 years old, Lodger, single, Born Jan 1880 in Norway, occupation of Blacksmith, 3 Months Unemployed, Immigration Year1899, Number of Years in USA 1, Could not read, Could not write, Could not speak English. Father born in Norway. Mother born in Norway. Also enumerated in the household were Mary Youngbluth.3

Olaf Severin Emblem was proprieter of the Tanscontinental Garage in 1912 at Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, New Mexico.2

Olaf Severin Emblem married Martha Ella Barrett, daughter of Aaron Hezekiah Barrett and Elizabeth Lee, between 14 August 1913 and 21 August 1913 at Bernallillo County, New Mexico.4

Olaf Severin Emblem was divorced by Martha Ella Barrett for desertion between 31 January 1916 and 2 February 1916 at Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, New Mexico.5,6

On 12 September 1918 at Socorro County, New Mexico, Olaf Severin Emblem registered for the draft as Olaf Severin Emblem, 38 years old, born on 3 Jan 1880, tall, stout build, brown eyes and light hair. He was a naturalized citizen living in Magdalena, Socorro County, New Mexico. His occupation was Coal Transportation. His nearest relative was listed as Lillian G Emblem of Magdalena, Socorro County, New Mexico.7

Olaf Severin Emblem died on 22 October 1938 at Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, New Mexico, at age 58.8

Olaf Severin Emblem was buried at Plot: D, 14SE, 3, Fairview Cemetery, Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, New Mexico, FG .9


  1. "U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," Database and Images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com/ : accessed 17 Nov 2013) Olaf Severin Emblem, 12 Sep 1917; Citing United States, Selective Service System. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M1509, 4,582 rolls. Imaged from Family History Library microfilm.
  2. Ralph Emerson Twitchell, The Leading Facts of New Mexican History, Volume 4 (Cedar Rapids, Iowa: The Tourch Press, 1917), 64; digital image, Google Books (https://books.google.com/books?isbn=1279468904 : accessed 17 Nov 2013).
  3. 1900 U. S. census, Skagit County, Washington,, Hamilton, Enumeration District 199, p. 12 A (written) p. 130 A (stamped), dwelling 189, family 191, Jacob Youngbluth; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com/ : accessed 10 Aug 2015); citing NARA microfilm publication T623, Roll 1749.
  4. "Bernallillo County, New Mexico Document Search," Index, (http://eagleweb.bernco.gov:8080/recorder/eagleweb/… : accessed 17 Nov 2013), entry for O S Emblem and Ella B Blake, Licnese Number 2449, Book 8, Page 149.
  5. "Sues For Divorce," Santa Fe New Mexican, 31 Jan 1916, p 6; digital image, NewspaperARCHIVE (http://newspaperarchive.com/ : accessed 24 Dec 1913).
  6. "Mrs. O. S. Emblem Is Granted Divorce," Santa Fe New Mexican, 02 Feb1916, p 8.
  7. "U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," Database and Images, Ancestry.com, Olaf Severin Emblem, 12 Sep 1918.
  8. "New Mexico, Deaths, 1889-1945," Database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLYY-1SM : accessed 11 Aug 2015), entry for Olaf Emblem; citing Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico, reference 4920, Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics, Santa Fe; FHL microfilm 1,913,307.
  9. Find A Grave, database and images (http://findagrave.com: 11 Aug 2015), memorial page for Olaf Sevrin Emblem, Find A Grave Memorial no. 127883866, Creator:Sidney, Photo Sidney, accessed 11 Aug 2015, citing Fairview Cemetery, Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, New Mexico.