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Frank Edward Arvola


Arvola, Frank Edward

Arvola, Frank Edward. (Arvola, Ranse Edward; Arvold); b. December 31, 1903, Victoria, Michigan; Finnish American; CoB; Single (Married and divorced?); Truck driver and Lumber worker; CP 1931 county chairman; received passport# 416149 (416159) on May 18, 1937 which listed his address as White Pine Mine, Michigan; Sailed May 20, 1937 aboard the Berengaria; Arrived in Spain on May 30, 1937 after surviving the sinking of the City of Barcelona; Entered the IB on June 2, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, MacKenzie-Papineau BN, MG Co., Cook;  XV BDE Transport; WIA served at Brunete, Quinto, Teruel, and Seguro de los Banos; Returned to the US on December 15, 1938 aboard the Paris; d. January 13, 1983, West Sacramento, California.

Source: Sail, SACB, Cadre, RA, Finnish, K. E. Heikkinen, ed., Meidän Poikamme Espanjassa (Our Boys in Spain), Finnish Workers Federation, USA, Inc., 1939, translated by Matti A. Mattson; (obituary) The Volunteer, Volume 5, No. 2; Ancestry.

Photograph: Frank Arvola, chief cook in Auto Park, Alcover, April 1938. The 15th International Brigade Photographic Unit Photograph Collection ; ALBA Photo 11; ALBA Photo number 11-1049. Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012, New York University Libraries.


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