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20-08-14, 10:08
Looking for Ida (Newman)(1901?) and William Martinsen and their son Robert W Martinsen(born abt 1936) in Burien, WA. Found their census in 1940. Ida is probably Ida Lovisa and William E. Maybe Robert is still living, he should be about 78 now. Children? Any obituaries?

21-08-14, 18:48
There is a small Public Tree on Ancestry.com for this family. It lists members as follows:
1) William Emil Martinsen, b. 5 Apr 1900 Oslo, Norway. Naturalized 13 Nov 1939, Seattle. Married 31 May 1924, Seattle, Washington, USA. Residence-1930 Burien, Washington, USA. Residence-1940 North Burien, Washington, USA.
2) Ida Louise Nevermann/Neuman, b. 6 Jan 1902 Mansala, Finland. (ed: Munsala, perhaps?)
Per Washington, Naturalization Records, 1904-1991: 21 Jul 1942- Name: Ida Louisa Martinsen [Ida Martinsen], Birth Date: 6 Jan 1902, Birth Place: Kantlaks, Munsata, Finland. 6 Jul 1920 (NY from Oslo) Immigration name: Ida Louisa Nervermann.
3) Son - Robert William Martinsen, b. 25 Jul 1925 Seattle, King, Washington; d. 9 Oct 2004 Federal Way, King, Washington, USA.
(obit info follows, but couldn't access it online: Name of Deceased: Robert W. Martinsen, Age at Death: 79, Obituary Date: 22 Oct 2004, Newspaper Title: Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Newspaper Location: Seattle, WA, USA).
4) Robert's wife was indicated as 'Private' generally meaning she's still living, but no name was shown. No children shown.

Regards, Bill

Karen Norwillo
21-08-14, 21:44
Sent you a PM with wife and children as found in the 2004 obit.

04-09-14, 10:08
Couldnīt access the family tree because Iīm not a paying member.. =/ But I found obits of Robert martinsen and also his wife Rita and names of children and some grandchildren. They both seemes to have been married before, stepchildren mentioned..can anyone see earlier marriages for Robert William Martinsen and Rita ( Rita possibly married to a Brunner).

05-09-14, 04:02
Marriage Certificate #16394, County of Skagit, Washington, dated 7 Feb 1945, 8 pm: Peter Raymond Brunner of the County of Skagit, Wshington....and Rita Parker of the County of Skagit, Washington. (married in the presence of Ruth Parker and Neva Parker).

In a second version of the certificate (same #) in County of Skagit, WA: Peter Raymond, res-Mount Vernon, 21, bachelor, 1st marriage, b. Mount Vernon, WA in US Navy, father-Peter R Brunner, b. Lititz, PA; mother-Dorothy Kean (ed: not sure about first letter of last name), b. Mount Vernon, WA; Rita H Parker, res-Mount Vernon, 19, spinster, 1st marriage, b. Mount Vernon, WA, cadet nurse, father-Harry W Parker, b. McMurray, WA, mother-Eva Blecher, b. Washburn, Ill.; Witnesses: Neva Lee Parker, Mount Vernon; Ruth Parker, Mount Vernon.

05-09-14, 14:27
I found this marriage record in King County, WA, but not sure how it fits in this puzzle:
King County certificate# Series A-309761 - marriage 5 Oct 1967 6:30pm at Bethel Lutheran Church of Burien; Robert W Martinsen, b. Burien, 42, of King Cty; and Irene H Laustsen, b. Tacoma, WA, 41, of Pierce Cty; witnesses: Mrs Gail Rand, Mrs Jean Gorrell.

05-09-14, 18:02
m1. King Cty #152050: 9 Oct 1948, Ardis C Ray Jr, Anacortes, WA.; witnesses-Edna J Ray, H W Parker.
m2. Skagit Cty #25890: 3 Jul 1960, 1:30pm, Milton L Reed, res-Anacortes, WA, 41, b. Edison, WA.; Neva L Ray, res-Anacortes, WA, 33, b. Mount Vernon, WA.; witnesses-Eileen & Joseph Galbraith.

05-09-14, 20:26
A follow-up to your original request on Robert W Martinsen's father: Here's links to information about him in Norway.
1900 Oslo Census (he's listed as Emil Martinsen, shown with parent&sibling)

1910 Oslo Census (he's listed as Emil Wilhelm Martins.)

FamilySearch record of parent's marriage, 26 Mar 1894:


08-09-14, 14:42
I have found them nowe! Living members of this family! Thank you everyone for all the help I got!! Found them on Facebook, one of them have answered and Iīm waiting for the others to react to my message =)

Have a great day and good luck with your researches! =)