Sven Laurin

Sven Albert Laurin (1902 - 1989)

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Rev. Sven Albert "Grandpa" Laurin
Born in Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States of Americamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Robinson Chapel Boston M.A.map
Husband of — married about [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Derry, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States of Americamap
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Biography

Swedish Roots
Sven Laurin has Swedish ancestors

On October 1, 1902 Sven was born but on the Massachusetts Birth Records he's listed only by his middle and last name, spelled Albirt Laurin[1].

In 1910, Sven Albert Laurin (7) lived in Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts with his father Carl G. Laurin-17 (52), his mother Hildur Jonsson-1320 (47), his oldest brother (aside from Wesley Gustaf Adolf Laurin-37 who wasn't living with them) Charles Olof Laurin-19 (27), his oldest sister Gerda Laura Laurin-20 (25), Sofia Hildur [[Laurin-35) (23), Esther Emilia Laurin-36 (21), George William Laurin-18 (16), Erik Thurston Lawrence Laurin-38 (12), Harold Emmanuel Laurin-39 (10)[2].

In 1920, Sven (17) continued to live in Lowell with his father (62), mother (56), sister's: Sophie (33), Esther (31) and his brother's: Eric (22) and Harold (20)[3].

In 1923, Sven (20) graduated from Lowell Technological Institute in Lowell, Massachusetts[4](see pics)[[1]][[2]] - following link is a history of Lowell[[3]]

In 1930, Sven (27) lived with his father (72), his mother (67) and his sister Sophie (43)[5].

On December 9, 1933, Sven (31) and Doris May Lindsay-1371 (27) announced their marriage intentions[6].

On December 15, 1933, Sven married Doris at Robinson Chapel, in Boston Massachusetts.

In 1934, Sven was a student, living in Boston, Massachusetts[7].

In 1937, Sven was ordained into the ministry of the United Methodist Church.

In 1940, Sven (37) and Doris (33) lived in Salem, Rockingham, New Hampshire with their first daughter Elise Anne Laurin-15 (2)[8].

On December 1, 1942 Sven and Doris had their second daughter Lois Elaine Laurin-13.

During this time Sven wrote a letter (that is in my possession) to the Bishop:

"Dear Bishop, I do not know whether you are receiving the registrations of those ministers in the New Eng. area who are opposed to service in the military forces, but I so desire to register my conviction. I understand from the draft bill that only members of denominations like the Friends which have as a body expressed objection to military service will be exempted on religious grounds, but I desire that some record of my conviction be made with you.

As a minister of the gospel, I cannot harmonize the taking of arms in war against the people of another country with the spirit and the teaching of Christ.

I believe that I have a real love for America, it's form of government, and it's ideals. I appreciate the benefits I have received from my citizenship here. I shall do all in my power to encourage a similar affection in the heart and mind of those who are members of my parish.

But if a choice should be forced upon me between loyalty to country which compels the bearing of arms against an enemy, and a loyalty to God I must choose the latter.

If you would like further information at any time I shall be glad to furnish it.

Sincerely S.A.L."(see pic of letter)[[4]]

In 1952, Sven was a pastor and living in Exeter, New Hampshire with his second wife Gertrude Miriam Cronk-102[9].

Rev. Sven A. Laurin, 86, died in Parkland Medical Center, Derry, N.H. in 1989. Sven was born in Lowell on Oct. 1, 1902 and had been a resident of Salem since 1968.

Sven was a 1919 graduate of Lowell High School. In 1923, he graduated from Lowell Textile College (see picture). In 1931, he earned a B.A. in religious education from Boston University. Several years later Sven also graduated from B.U.'s School of Theology. He was ordained in the ministry of the Methodist Church in 1937.

Rev. Sven Laurin was also a member of the New Hampshire Conference of the United Methodist Church. He was formerly the pastor of the Tenney Memorial United Methodist Church of Salem, N.H. and also served churches in Hinsdale, Lisbon, Landaff, Exeter, Woodsville and Peterborough. In Massachusetts Rev. Sven Laurin served churches in Ayers Village, Amesbury and Merrimacport. Here is an excerpt of how my Grandfather Sven was listed, as well as other ministers, in the paper: "Exeter Methodist Rev. Sven A. Laurin, pastor; church school, 9:30 am; morning worship, 10:45 am; Youth fellowship, 3 pm"

At the age of 31, Sven married Doris who was 27 years of age.

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Sources

Rev. Sven Laurin's Obituary

"The Portsmouth Herald, April 12 (Sat) 1952 pg. 8 http://www.newspapers.com/newspage/56534915/ newspapers.com/newspage/56534915/

  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 17 January 2019), memorial page for Rev Sven Albert Laurin (1 Oct 1902–23 Apr 1989), Find A Grave: Memorial #155332836, citing Pine Grove Cemetery, Salem, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA ; Maintained by Keith C. (contributor 48590837) .


Footnotes

  1. https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/5062/41262_b139483-00469/211427?backurl=https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/75496806/person/42318812822/facts
  2. https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/7884/31111_4330082-00423/111398494?backurl=https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/75496806/person/42318812822/facts
  3. https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/6061/4301109_00938/16854736?backurl=https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/75496806/person/42318812822/facts
  4. https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/1265/30757_090006-00179/84981356?backurl=https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/75496806/person/42318812822/facts
  5. https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/6224/4607658_00664/23174607?backurl=https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/75496806/person/42318812822/facts
  6. http://library.uml.edu/clh/Mar1933/MaL1933.Html
  7. https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/2469/11221879/598483540?backurl=https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/75496806/person/42318812822/facts
  8. https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/2442/M-T0627-02296-00721/76419701?backurl=https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/75496806/person/42318812822/facts
  9. https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/2469/14436485/900422307?backurl=https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/75496806/person/42318812822/facts

Acknowledgments

Thank you to Keith Cook for creating Laurin-14 on 30 Dec 13. Click the Changes tab for the details on contributions by Keith and others.




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Memories: 2

On 4 Mar 2017 Keith Cook wrote:

Here's a newspaper article to the Editor from Sven and Gertrude:

"Summer Idea: Take family to church

To the Editor:

The editorial in the Eagle-Tribune on Sunday August 2 entitled "Some Summer Ideas," listed a number of interesting things to do and places to visit on Sunday. It is a good list, but we believe it would have been a better list if it had included another suggestion: visit a place of worship.

The editorial speaks of a hypothetical family "tired of staying home on Sundays and just lounging around their yard. They want to get out and do some new and interesting things."

There is need for family recreation; there is need also for gathering with other families in some place of worship (whether on Sunday for some or another holy day for others).

In such gatherings, the remembrance of God and the remembrance of His purposes for the good of all people keep renewing our faith and hope.

Sven & Gertrude Laurin Salem, New Hampshire"


On 28 Feb 2017 Keith Cook wrote:

This is a letter that Sven wrote to the Bishop:

"Dear Bishop: I do not know whether you are receiving the registrations of those ministers in the New Eng. area who are opposed to service in the military forces, but I so desire to register my conviction. I understand from the draft bill that only members of denominations like the Friends which have as a body expressed objection to military service will be exempted on religious grounds, but I desire that some record of my conviction be made with you. As a minister of the gospel, I cannot harmonize the taking of arms in war against the people of another country with the spirit and the teaching of Christ. I believe that I have a real love for America, it's form of government, and it's ideals. I appreciate the benefits I have received from my citizenship here. I shall do all in my power to encourage a similar affection in the hear and mind of those who are members of my parish. But if a choice should be forced upon me between loyalty to country which compels the bearing of arms against an enemy and a loyalty to God I must choose the latter. If you would like further information at any time I shall be glad to furnish it.

Sincerely SAL"



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Lois, Elise and Sven Laurin
Lois, Elise and Sven Laurin

Sven and Gertrude
Sven and Gertrude

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Where Sven, Gertrude, Elise and Lois lived
Where Sven, Gertrude, Elise and Lois lived

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On 23 Jan 2019 at 14:21 GMT Anonymous (Helderman) Crewe wrote:

Hi from another Lowell resident.



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