Family Names


Arvid Gustav Severson

Arvid Severson

Other Names: Gosta Arvid Severinson, Yosta Arvid Severinsson, Gustav Arvid Severinsson

Comments: Immigrated to United States 30 May 1912 at age 2. Traveled aboard the S.S. Hellig Olav, with mother and sister Svea (age 5). Would have taken the Titanic, but did not have the money in time. Arvid made it, the Titanic did not. Reunited with father, Adolf, in Naugatuck, Connecticut where Adolf had found work. Lived in Naugatuck until shortly after retirement from Uniroyal, where he was a quality control supervisor. Arvid and Lillian moved to Santa Barbara in 1974 to be with daughter, Elaine, and grandchildren. Svea and Arvid are listed on the Wall of Immigrants at Ellis Island.

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Birth / Death Information:
Birth Death
Date Location Date Location
31 May 1909 Sundsvall, Västernorrland, Sweden 28 June 1994 Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California.
Buried St. James Cemetery, Naugatuck, Connecticut.
Spouse / Partner Information:
Name Marriage Date Marriage Location Comments
Lillian Rose Brodeur 1 July 1940 Naugatuck, Connecticut Born 3 July 1913, Waterbury, Connecticut.
Died 3 November 2000, Santa Barbara, California.
Buried St. James Cemetery, Naugatuck, Connecticut.
Parent Information:
Name Relationship Comments
Gustav Adolf Severinsson Father, Biological Born 7 June 1882, Torstorp, Varberg, Sweden.
Died 12 March 1928, Naugatuck, Connecticut. Buried Grove Cemetery, Naugatuck, Connecticut.
Charlotte Johansson Mother, Biological Born 11 October 1879, Grimeton, Varberg, Sweden.
Died 21 October 1969, Naugatuck, Connecticut. Buried Grove Cemetery, Naugatuck, Connecticut.
Sibling Information:
Name Relationship Comments
Svea Severson Sister Born 21 January 1907, Varberg, Sweden.
Died 31 May 1998, Waterbury, Connecticut.
Married Ernest Mangini.
Margareta Severson Sister Born 15 April 1913, Naugatuck, Connecticut.
Died 26 May 1976, Naugatuck, Connecticut.
Married Noel A. Phaneuf.
Everitt R. Severson Brother Born 10 August 1915, Naugatuck, Connecticut.
Died 6 June 1991, Watertown, Connecticut.
Married Genevieve Schielke.
Ernest A. Severson Brother Born 28 December 1917, Naugatuck, Connecticut.
Died 1 July 1982, Naugatuck, Connecticut.
Married Jean Fanesi.
Children Information:
Name Other Parent Comments
Elaine Ann Severson Lillian Born 4 September 1945, Naugatuck, Connecticut.
Married Michael A. Messier.