Nils Morgan Isaksen

Nils Morgan Isaksen

Male 1892 - 1983  (91 years)

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  • Name Nils Morgan Isaksen 
    Born 10 Feb 1892  Tonsberg, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 31 Mar 1983  Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Nils Morgan Isaksen is the son of Isak (Syvert) Isaksen and Anna Neilson and was born 10 Feb 1892 at Tonsberg, Norway. His father Isak was employed as a Sheriff and his Mother Anna nationality prior to her marriage was Swedish. Nils had a sister Named Thelma living in Norway.
      Nils left home when he was about thirteen to work on a whaling boat, but after a number of years eventually jumped ship.
      He arrived in Australia from London in May 1913 aboard the Örvieto"and disembarked at the port of Sydney,he was 21 years old. (Stat. Dec - signed by him in December 1926).

      In his early married life Nils worked as a black smith striker, but later on he was employed at Mack el Raiths Baths foundry on Botany Road, Sydney, enameling baths. His brother - in - law and good friend Robert Houston was also employed here.

      Nils had a Norwegian Friend, Svansen, who was a foreman working on the construction of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
      Svansen gave jobs to Nils, Robert Houston , James Ramsey and Wilhelm Bottcher.
      On 9 December 1926 at the age of 35, Nils applied for the Certificate of Naturalization and was Naturalized on the 2 Mar 1927. On the statutory Declaration it is indicated that he was 6 ft tall, had dark hair and brown eyse. He was living at 100 Denison Street Newtown and was employed as an Enameler with K.F.B. Foundry Ltd at Waterloo for a period of two years.
      During the depression years, Nils with others would take a rowing boat to the upper reaches of the Georges River and cut fire wood and then sell it by the bag.
      He made a mechanized saw to cut the wood (an engineer friend told him it wouldn't work, but it was successful). while using the saw, Nils cut the tip off his little finger, he wrapped his hand in a towel and set off to the doctors. At the doctors he refused an analgesic and the doctor said, if he could withstand pain for a severed finger he could stand the pain for any operation. He could reject pain.
      His hobby, was constructing sailing boats. He and his son Nils, constructed sailing boats out of cedar and sailed them on Botany Bay and Sydney Harbour. They had a lot of experience between them. Their workshop was well equipped with tools and a forge. Nils also built model boats.
      He loved the soup and sardine sandwiches that his wife Rita made for him. He smoked a pipe in his early years.
      Nils kept in touch with his family in Norway until the 2nd World war, but then lost contact. He would have liked to visit them, but never did. He never lost his accent or his interest in his home land.
      Twelve months before he died, he said he was saving his money to take Rita back to Norway for a visit, but he never made it.
      Nils died at hospital on 31 March 1983, aged 91. At the time he was residing at 45 Toyer Ave, Sans Souci. Just one month after his good friend and brother in law Robert Houston. The funeral service was held at the Seven Ways Chapel at Rockdale, New South Wales, Australia
    Person ID I6285  Tucker Family Tree | Bottcher family tree
    Last Modified 25 Jul 2008 

    Family Rita Martha Böttcher,   b. 18 Nov 1900, 1 Crown Street, St Peters, Sydney New South Wales Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 May 1993, Sydney,New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 1 Mar 1924  St Stephens Church, Church of England, Newtown, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Nils William Isaksen,   b. 02 Dec1924, Newtown, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1951, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years)
    +2. J.W.A. Isaksen
    Last Modified 18 Oct 2008 
    Family ID F1948  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Nils Morgan Isaksen
    Nils Morgan Isaksen, Husband of Ritta Martha Bottcher.
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