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Arthur Robert MATTHIESEN
Nina Gale STRAUB
Husband:  Arthur Robert "Bob" MATTHIESEN
Birth:  11 Nov 1918, Oakland, Alameda Co., CA
Death (heart failure):  16 Apr 2006, at home, Saratoga, Santa Clara Co., CA
Disposition (Neptune Society):  ashes sprinkled in the Pacific Ocean west of San Francisco, CA
Education:  Alameda High School (Class of 1936), Alameda, Alameda Co., CA
Higher Education:  Heald Business College, San Francisco, CA
Occupation (1930s):  musician (multiple instruments, especially saxophone, clarinet "big band" sound)
Occupation (1941):  stenographer, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA
Occupation (1943):  stenographer, Western Pacific Railroad
Occupation (1944):  machinist, JHIW
Military Service:  World War II:  enlisted 21 Aug 1944, returned home in 1946, TSgt., U.S. Army, European theater; Army of Occupation (Germany)
Occupation (1946-83):  from License Inspector up to Treasury Assistant [Cash Manager], Finance Dept., City of San Jose, Santa Clara Co., CA
Hobbies:  musician (multiple instruments, especially jazz piano), gardening, fishing, stamp and coin collecting; reading
Religion:  atheist
Politics:  started out a conservative Republican, became a progressive Democrat
Y-DNA Haplogroup (Ysearch ID KBBX2):  R1b-L47
mtDNA Haplogroup (mitoSearch ID KBBX2):  H4a1a3a
Father:  Arthur Carsten MATTHIESEN
Mother:  Anna California ROSE
Marriage:  11 Sep 1941, Reno, Washoe Co., NV
Residence:  1941-43, Cherry Ave., Willow Glen Dist., San Jose, Santa Clara Co., CA
Residence:  1944-1950, Alviso St., Old Quad Dist., Santa Clara, Santa Clara Co., CA
Residence:  1951-1959, Kenwood Ave., Orchard Park [now Cory Dist.], San Jose, Santa Clara Co., CA
Residence:  1959-2006, Fruitvale Ave., Saratoga, Santa Clara Co., CA
Wife:  Nina Gale STRAUB
Birth:  4 Jan 1907, Turlock, Stanislaus Co., CA
Death (metastatic colon cancer):  15 Jan 1991, at home, Saratoga, Santa Clara Co., CA
Disposition (Neptune Society):  ashes sprinkled in the Pacific Ocean at Bonita Cove, Marin Co., CA
Education:  San Jose High School (Class of 1924), San Jose, Santa Clara Co., CA
Education:  B.A. and Teaching Cert., San Jose State Teachers College [now SJS Univ.], San Jose, Santa Clara Co., CA 
Education:  Corcoran College of Art & Design, Washington, DC
Occupation (1930s):  stenographer, U.S. Dept. Agriculture, Watsonville, CA
Occupation (1941):  stenographer, Fort Mason, San Francisco Co., CA
Occupation (post-War):  art teacher, homemaker
Hobbies:  painting and drawing (oils, pastels, charcoal); reading
Religion:  atheist
Politics:  progressive Democrat
mtDNA Haplogroup (mitoSearch ID A4ABX):  T1a4
Other Spouse:  m1. 1927, Norman C. ELLIOTT
Father:  Albert Roy STRAUB
Mother:  Nina WILLIS
Child:
1.  Diana Gale MATTHIESEN, owner of this web site
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, California, Nevada

Images: 

1.  Bob & Gale (STRAUB) MATTHIESEN a world apart in 1946 (original photos in the possession of their daughter).
 
At home in Santa Clara, California.
 
On the Neckar River, Heidelberg, Germany.

These images of my parents have been removed from my web site because Timothy Dowling put them in the "scrapbook" of his WorldConnect file without asking my permission.  When I asked him to remove them, he ignored me.  When I complained to RootWeb that this was a violation of my copyright, Dowling changed the images to Adolph Hitler on my father's page and to an ugly Nazi-looking woman on my mother's page.  An image of Hitler representing the image of a U.S. soldier in uniform in Germany during World War II putting his life on the line to fight Hitler!  When I again complained to RootsWeb, this time for dishonoring the memory of my father and the U.S. military, Dowling put back the original images, altered in an ugly way.  I will no longer place personal family photos online, except in a password-protected folder.  If you have placed family photos online, you may want to check to see if he has used them in his "scrapbook," without your permission.


Sources:

1.  First hand information these are my parents.

2.  California Birth Index, 1905-1995 (online at Ancestry.com):
Last Name First Name Middle Date Sex Mother County
MATTHIESEN ARTHUR R 11/11/1918 MALE ROSE ALAMEDA

3.  Polk's San Jose (California) City Directory.  R.L. Polk & Co., San Francisco, CA (online at Ancestry.com and/or fold3.com):
Year Pg. Name Occupation Home Address  
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1943 281 Matthiesen Arth R sten WPRRCo r 1425 Cherry av A
1944 888 Matthiesen Arth R (Gale) mach JHIW h 410 Alviso A
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4.  California Death Index, 1940-1997 (online at RootsWeb.com):
Last
Name
First
Name
Middle Birth
Date
Mother
Maiden
Father
Last
Sex Birth
Place
Death Place
(County)
Death
Date
SSN Age Postem
MATTHIESEN NINA GALE 01/04/1907 WILLIS STRAUB F CALIFORNIA SANTA CLARA 01/15/1991 551-42-6845 84 Yes

5.  SSDI:  Social Security Death Index (online at RootsWeb.com):
Name Birth Death Last Residence SSN Issued Post-em
Arthur R MATTHIESEN 11 Nov 1918 17 Apr 2006 95070 (Saratoga, Santa Clara, CA) 547-07-0729 CA Yes
Gale MATTHIESEN 04 Jan 1907 Jan 1991 95070 (Saratoga, Santa Clara, CA) 551-42-6845 CA Yes
My father died on Sunday, April 16th.  The death was reported to the coronor first thing Monday morning, and that is the date that ended up on his death certificate.

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