|Title||Charles E. Martenson U.S. Shipyard Certificate of Enrollment and small badge|
|Scope & Content||
A certificate of enrollment as a volunteer in the Public Service Reserve either at the Atlantic Corporation shipyard in Atlantic Heights or the Shattuck shipyard in Newington (N.H.) and a small oval-shaped badge with "Shipyard Volunteer" engraved on it.
The certificate states that the shipyard volunteers are enrolled "to aid the Nation in its imperative need for merchant ships with which to overcome the submarine menace and maintain our forces at the front." It goes on to say that "The World War will be won or lost in the American shipyards. Every rivet driven is a blow at the Kaiser. Every ship turned out brings America nearer to victory." It is signed by Edward N. Hurley, Chairman of the U.S. Shipping Board.
Charles Edward Mortenson was born in 1874 in Sweden and lived in Brandon and Rutland, Vermont. The 1900 census shows that at age 26, he was living as a boarder with the Anderson family, also from Sweden, in Proctor, Rutland, VT.
|Collection||Charles E. Martenson U.S. Shipyard Certificate of Enrollment and small badg|
Martenson, Chas. Edward (b.1874)
World War I