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Teresina Maria Grazia (Gabriele) Karlsen (1916 - 1999)

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Grace Maria Grazia (Gabriele) Karlsen
1916 - 1999
Born
July 24, 1916
Brooklyn,, Kings County, New York USA
Death
March 22, 1999
Passaic, Passaic County, New Jersey United States
Other Names
Grace G. Karlsen (Gabriele), Grace Maria Karlsen (Gabriele), Grace, Teresina Grace G. Karlsen
Summary
Teresina Maria Grazia (Gabriele) Karlsen was born on July 24, 1916 in Brooklyn,, New York USA. Her maiden name is Gabriele and she married into the Karlsen family. She is the child of Rocco Gabriele and Rosina (Poletta) Gabriele, with siblings August, Ralph, Tommy, and Armond. She was baptized at Brooklyn. (As a Catholic.), New York United States. According to her family tree, Grace was mother to 6 children. She married Haakon Svendsen in January 1941. They were married until Haakon's death on November 22, 1956. They had children Amanda S. Stevenson, John Richard Svendsen, and Stewart Haakon Svendsen. She also married Lars Birger Karlsen on July 1, 1957 and they later divorced in June 1963. She would also marry Haakon Svendsen, and they had children John Richard Svendsen, Sandra Amanda (Svendsen) Moseley, and Stewart Haakon Svendsen. Grace died on March 22, 1999 in Passaic, New Jersey United States at 82 years old.
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3 Children ONLY. John Richard Svendsen, Stewart Haakon Svendsen and Amanda S. Stevenson whose birth names was Sandra Amanda Svendsen and whose business name was Sandy Stevens, Certified Document Examiner..



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Teresina Maria Grazia (Gabriele) Karlsen
Most commonly known as
Grace Maria Grazia (Gabriele) Karlsen
Full name
Grace G. (Gabriele) Karlsen, Grace Maria (Gabriele) Karlsen, Grace, Teresina Grace G. Karlsen
Other names or aliases
Passaic, Passaic County, New Jersey 07055
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Female
Gender
Grace Karlsen was born on in Brooklyn,, Kings County, New York USA
Birth
Grace Karlsen died on in Passaic, Passaic County, New Jersey United States
Death
Birth
Death
Heart Failure
Cause of death
March 25, 1999
The Green-Wood Cemetery th St, in Kings County, New York United States 11232
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Ethnicity & Lineage

Calabrese. Italian but she was very enamored of Jewish people, Yiddish, Jewish Jokes and Yiddish theater. She spoke fluent Spanish, French and Italian. I sent her to Italy on a Perillo tour and went back 25 more times.

Nationality & Locations

American
Childhood

Education

Brooklyn. She had six older brothers: Tommy, George, Armand, Jimmy, Arthur and Ralph Gabriele. Many changed their name to Gabriel.

Religion

Catholic then Methodist then Lutheran then Unitarian.

Baptism

Brooklyn. (As a Catholic.) in Kings County, New York United States
Adulthood

Professions

Primarily sales. Telephone Sales. Jewelry sales.

Personal Life

Sons of Norway. Very active. Married two Norwegians. And dated Norwegians between marriages.

Military Service

She was a riveter during World War II.
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Haakon Svendsen

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Married: January 1941 - November 22, 1956
Cause of Separation: Haakon's Death
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Lars Birger Karlsen

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Married: July 1, 1957 - June 1963
Cause of Separation: Divorce
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In 1916, in the year that Teresina Maria Grazia (Gabriele) Karlsen was born, visiting nurse Margaret Sanger opened the first birth control clinic in the U.S. at 46 Amboy St. in Brooklyn New York. Ten days after the clinic opened, Sanger was arrested for "violating laws against giving out birth control information" which was defined as obscenity. The clinic was not handing out birth control - just information about sex and birth control methods. (The Comstock law categorized information about abortion, family planning, and contraception as “obscene”.) The clinics and organizations that Sanger established later evolved into the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

In 1940, she was 24 years old when on November 5th, President Franklin Roosevelt was elected to a third term, defeating Wendell Willkie of Indiana (a corporate lawyer). Roosevelt running for a third term was controversial. But the U.S. was emerging from the Great Recession and he promised that he would not involve the country in any foreign war (which of course changed when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor). Roosevelt defeated Willkie in the popular vote by 54.7 to 44.8% and in the Electoral College 449 to 82.

In 1961, by the time she was 45 years old, on January 20th, John F. Kennedy became the 35th President of the United States. He had previously been a U.S. Senator and a Congressman, both from the state of Massachusetts, as well as a Naval lieutenant in World War II.

In 1977, when she was 61 years old, on January 21st, President Carter pardoned "draft dodgers" - men who avoided the draft during the Vietnam War. He fulfilled a campaign promise with the pardon. But it only applied to civilian evaders - the estimated 500,000 to 1 million active-duty personnel who went AWOL were not included.

In 1994, at the age of 78 years old, Grace was alive when on May 6th, the Channel Tunnel or "Chunnel" was officially opened. The Chunnel is a railway tunnel beneath the English Channel that connects Great Britain to mainland France. Original plans for such a tunnel were developed in 1802 and approved by Napoleon Bonaparte but the British rejected the plan fearing that Napoleon would use the railway to invade.

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