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Varnes, Ingvald Olaf

by Pat Fleek Varness
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Ingvald married Aasta Borgan in December 1923. He went to Alaska with his brothers Ole and Osvald. He stayed in Alaska and the two brothers went back to Norway. Ingvald brought Aasta to Alaska in 1924. They had three children, Ingvald, Astrid and Katherine. Ingvald became an American citizen in 1930.

His family stayed in Alaska until 1942, and moved to Seattle to continue their lives there. Aasta died in 1989, at the age of 89.