NameLouise Bendiksen
Birth9 Oct 1906, England
Death10 Jan 1990, Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California
BurialSan Pedro, California
FatherSoren Martin Bendiksen (1874-1941)
Spouses
Birth14 Apr 1895, Herning, Denmark
Death31 Oct 1969, Inglewood, CA
BurialSan Pedro, California
MarriageSanta Ana, CA
ChildrenPeter Martin (1930-1987)
 Gloria Ann (1936-2012)
Notes for Louise Bendiksen
Louise sailed on the Samaria from Liverpool, England, to Boston, Massachusetts, arriving in the U.S. on November 3, 1924, on her way to San Pedro, CA. She traveled with her brother, Ole, who was also on his way to San Pedro.

Her grandfather was a Lutheran minister. Raised in Bergen, Norway, where she was a citizen.

She and Jens were introduced by a cousin, whose wife, Vila B. Sorensen, ran a boarding house in Hollywood, CA. Among her boarders, a young Walt Disney.

As a child, Louise was very sick, to the point of being bedridden. The medicine she was given caused some of her teeth to fall out, and the rest of her teeth were then removed without anesthesia. Louise's mother refused to buy her a set of false teeth, so, at the age of fourteen, she worked to create a woman's trousseau in order to earn enough to buy a set of false teeth.
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