Harvey Ralph Hansen – Perseverance

HarveyRalphHansenLowResIn the 1940s, during the boom-town years in Los Angeles, Harvey Ralph Hansen became a highly successful grocery businessman, first with Safeway, then on his own, feeding the ever-growing population of World War II factory workers flooding in from the east. Harvey grew up on the farm in Richfield, Utah, married the sweet city girl Edna Violet Gulbrandsen, raised two children, and ran his businesses and investments. The stress however, took its toll. In his forties, Harvey had a heart attack and thought he would die. Treatment was successful but he needed to reduce his stress and work. They moved to Fallbrook, California, purchased an avocado ranch and worked the land, nourished the fruit and nurtured himself back to health. He had a great desire to learn and to serve. He read the entire Encyclopedia Britannica, built and ran a convalescent home, served as an ecclesiastical leader, listened and read continuously from apostles and prophets and was firm in his faith. Harvey Ralph Hansen was my grandfather. Since my own heart attack, knowing what he went through gives me hope that my future experiences and choices will be fruitful, as were his. (by Joan Hardman, photo from family archives) #AncestorClips

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One Response to Harvey Ralph Hansen – Perseverance

  1. See this genealogykids video about Harvey Hansen. https://youtu.be/xhSaay6F2Ic

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