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Jean Severson (aka Jeanette Loff)

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Re: Jean Severson (aka Jeanette Loff)

Posted: 1166398278000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Loff, Loseth, Friedlob
Actually, Jeanette is found in the 1910 cesus, and then later in 1930

Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Sverdrup, Otter Tail, Minnesota; Roll: T624_714; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 178; Image: 977.
Name: Jeanette C Loff
Age in 1910: 5
Estimated birth year: abt 1905
Birthplace: Idaho
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Father's name: Wiarius
Father's Birth Place: Minnesota
Mother's name: Inga
Mother's Birth Place: Minnesota
Home in 1910: Sverdrup, Otter Tail, Minnesota
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Gender: Female
Household Members: Name Age
Wiarius Loff 30 (b ~ 1880 MN, parents b. Denmark), married 7 y (~ 1903)
Inga Loff 25 (b ~ 1885 MN, parents b Norway), barber
Jeanette C Loff 5 (~ 1905 ID)
Irene M Loff 3 (~ 1907 ID)

Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California; Roll: 124; Page: 16B; Enumeration District: 830; Image: 552.0.
Name: Jeanette Loff
Home in 1930: Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California
Age: 22
Estimated birth year: abt 1908
Birthplace: Idaho (parents b. Minnesota)
Relation to Head of House: Head
Race: White
Household Members: Name Age
Jeanette Loff 22
Isaac Silverman 32, lodger, b. Russia, actor
David Silverman 26, lodger, b. Russia, worker, picture studio
Louis R Tanner 41, lodger, b. MN, insurance broker

Jeanette was divorced, renting a home at $85/mo (split 4-ways?), motion picture actress

Mother Inga and sisters were also in LA at the time, albeit in different circumstances.

Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California; Roll: 133; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 36; Image: 407.0.
Name: Inga Loff
Home in 1930: Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
Age: 44
Estimated birth year: abt 1886
Birthplace: Minnesota
Relation to Head of House: Head
Race: White
Household Members: Name Age
Inga Loff 44
Irine M Loff 25
Myrtle D Loff 15

Name: Irine M Loff
Home in 1930: Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
Age: 25
Estimated birth year: abt 1905
Relation to Head of House: Daughter

Name: Myrtle D Loff
Home in 1930: Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
Age: 15
Estimated birth year: abt 1915
Relation to Head of House: Daughter

Inga is renting ($50/mo), divorced, first married at age 17 (~1903), born in Minnesota (parents b. Norway), occupation: dress maker
Irene was born ~ 1905 ID, parents b. Minn., working as a saleslady in a millinery store
Myrtle (b. ~ 1915 in Canada; American citizen)

Unfortunately, the beautiful Jeanette would apparently take her own life after her actress fame had faded.

MISS LOFF DIES OF POISON; Former Film Actress Swallowed Ammonia Saturday on Coast
Special to THE NEW YORK TIMES.. New York Times
New York, N.Y.: Aug 6, 1942. pg. 22, 1 pgs
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 5 -- Mrs. Bert Friedlob, who was known on the screen a few years ago as Jeanette Loff, died in a Hollywood hospital last night of ammonia poisoning. Beverly Hills police said that she took ammonia Saturday morning, either accidentally or intentionally. There is to be an autopsy.
The former actress was the wife of a wholesale liquor dealer. She was 35 years old. She was married before to Harry Roesbloom, from whom she obtained a divorce in 1929.
Miss Loff achieved minor prominence in the films in the Twenties and in 1930. Of Scandinavian descent, she was born in Idaho on Oct. 9, 1906. Her real name was Jeanett Lov.
At the age of 11 she played the title role of "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs." At 16 she was a lyric soprano and had the leading role in an operetta, "Treasure Hunters."
Among the motion pictures in which Miss Loff appeared were: "Annapolis," "Geraldine," "At Yale," "Love Over Night," "The Sophomore," "Man Made Women," "Party Girl," "Racketeer," "The Boudoir Diplomat," and "The King of Jazz."

LA Times Aug 7, 1942
Friedlob, Mrs. Jeanette Loff, beloved wife of Bert E. Friedlob, daughter of Mrs. Inga Loff, sister of Myrtle and Irene.

Dallas Morning News, August 6, 1942
Jeanette Loff, 35, former screen actress, died at Holloywood Presbyterian Hospital. Miss Loff in private life was Mrs. Bert Friedlob, wife of a Beverly Hills businessman.

Chicago Daily Tribune, Aug 8, 1942
Jeanette Loff. Funeral services for Jeanette Loff, 35, screen and stage actress, in private life the wife of Bert E. Friedlob of 702 N. Cresent Drive, Beverly hills, were conducted by Forest Lawn Mortuary in the Wee Kirk o' the Heather yesterday afternoon followed by cremation. Rev. Hardy Ingram, retired Methodist pastor of Glendale, officiated.

California Deaths, 1940 - 1997
Birth Date 10/09/1906 Death Date 08/04/1942
Birth Place IDAHO Death Place LOS ANGELES SSN
Mother Maiden Name LOSETH, Father LOFF,

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