Harold Raymond Elj

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  • Name: Harold Raymond Elj
  • Location of Birth: Pool Location near Hibbing, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: October 28, 1925
  • Date of Death: October 30, 2011 (86 years old)
  • Parents: Carl Elj and Mary (Martilla) Elj
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  • Branch: Navy
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  • Date Sworn In: October 28, 1943 (Registration Date)
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    Information from World War II registration card:
    Name: Harold Raymond Elj
    Gender: Male
    Race: White
    Age: 18
    Relationship to Draftee: Self
    Birth Date: 28 Oct 1925
    Birth Place: Hibbing, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: 28 Oct 1943
    Registration Place: Nashwauk, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Employer: Butler Bros
    Weight: 135
    Complexion: Light
    Eye Color: Blue
    Hari Color: Brown
    Height: 5 6
    Next of Kin: Mary Elj

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    World War II

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    Harold was a former Nashwauk, Minnesota resident.

    He had worked as an electrician for MA Hanna and Butler Brothers mining companies.

    Harold married Alice Virginia Nyhus on June 22, 1947.

    Harold is survived by his wife of sixty-three years, Alice; three children, Darrell (Sally), Susan (Jim) McCasey, and Duane Elj; a sister, Joyce Owens, a total of thirty-three grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

    He is preceded in death by two children, Gary Elj and Barbara Elj; his parents; and six siblings, Charles, Sonny, Arthur, Dolly, Hazel and Violet.

    Harold died in Duluth, Minnesota and is buried in Nashwauk Cemetery in Nashwauk, Minnesota.

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