Halonen, Oiva Ronald.

Biography

Halonen, Oiva Ronald b. April 15, 1912, Chisholm (Virginia), Minnesota; Finnish American; father George Halonen (1885-1952), mother Selma Marie Leppanen (1891-1970); High School education; Single; Carpenter and Driver; CP February 15, 1934 and YCL 1933; Received Passport# 31040, San Francisco series, on August 17, 1937 which lists his address as 1615 30th Street, Seattle, Washington; Sailed October 9, 1937 aboard the Vollendam; Arrived in Spain on October 24, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln- Washington BN, MG Co.; Joined unit during Retreats; Transferred to 35th Division Special MG Company on May 2, 1938; Later returned to XV BDE; Returned to the US on December 15, 1938 aboard the Paris; WWII Civilian ship yard worker in Seattle; Married Taimi Tellervo Hyvonen (1916-1984) on March 8, 1939, daughter Marie Anne Halonen (1943-2010); d. March 20, 1981, Seattle, Washington; Worked with Bob Reed on the Pacific Northwest Volunteers Project.

Sibling: sister Selma Marie Leppanen (1891-1970); step brother Reino Halonen (1910- ?), step sister Verna Panula (1915-?).
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; Figueres List; RGASPI; Finnish; Pacific NW; (obituary) The Volunteer, Volume 3, No. 5; L-W Tree Ancestry; Find-a-Grave #202910620; MPE. Code A
Photographs: Oiva Halonen in Spain, RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 905; and detail from a group photograph taken aboard the Paris; December 1938.