There he is on line 64 with his family—Arthur Iverson, my grandfather! According to my grandmother Ingrid Gilberg Iverson, Arthur’s wife, when Clark Gable brought his car to the garage where my grandfather worked, Clark preferred Arthur to be the one to work on his car. Sometimes Clark would even stay and watch my grandfather work on his car. I also heard that Clark Gable seemed to be a very nice, genuine person.
Of course, I'm not claiming that my grandfather was the only mechanic Clark Gable used to work on his cars. But it is really cool to hear that my grandfather was one of his mechanics. And one that he preferred at the garage where Grandpa Arthur worked.
In the 1940 Census, Arthur is listed with his wife Ingrid and their three children. Jan, the middle child is my father. Arthur and his family lived at 6058 N. Bellingham Avenue in North Hollywood at the time of this census. Here’s a picture of their house.
It’s so awesome that I had this picture of my dad’s first house and that it had the actual address listed too! Because I had the address of the house, I was able to locate my dad in the 1940 census. I used the website Stevemorse.org to find the correct enumeration district I needed so I could locate my dad and his family in the census. Thank you Steve Morse!
It’s especially neat to see this census because just two years after it was taken, my grandfather, Arthur Iverson, passed away. To see him in a census with his family is really cool.
Here’s a picture of my grandfather, Arthur Harry Iverson.
Thanks for reading!
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