Carlson, Daniel L.

Male 1907 - 1956


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  • Born  7 Jul 1907  Puerto Rico Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Adopted  Mar 1913  Puerto Rico Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Jane English Dunaway adopted Dan after his father died.
    Also Known As  Danny Carlsen 
    Residence  Aug 1913  Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence  Abt 1915  El Dorado Springs, Cedar, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence  1920  Stanchfield, Isanti, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • living with his adoptive mother, Jane Dunaway. He was 12.
    Residence  1924  Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Jane bought a farm in southern Missouri
    Residence  Abt 1930  Brooklyn, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID  01583B7A7D0B445F9E06C6F3381450407271 
    Died  19 Aug 1956  Bronx, Bronx, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Montefiore Hospital, says he was 50 at the time he died.
    Notes 
    • Daniel Carlson’s obituary http://magshare.org/narchive/NArchive/1956/08.21.1956_Daniel_L._Carlsen_Obituary.pdf

      New York Herald Tribune - August 21, 1956 (article page l2) - Danny Carlsen. Founder Of Narcotics Anonymous
       Danny Carlsen, fifty,..... died Sunday (8/19)......He was founder of Narcotic Anonymous.
      .….(He) finally "kicked" the habit in 1949 after he returned to New York City following his eighth stay at the Public Health Service Hospital for addicts in Lexington, Ky. This time, he brought back with him the idea for Narcotics Anonymous, based on the day-to-day principles of Alcoholics Anonymous…..
      The Salvation Army welcomed Mr. Carlsen and his project and gave him a small office in which he held twice-a-week meetings with other addicts anxious to rehabilitate themselves. The idea, like its prototype Alcoholics Anonymous, spread, and within a year there were similar organizations in Vancouver, Los Angeles, Chicago, and elsewhere…..
      Mr. Carlsen had suffered the loss of one kidney as a result of the use of drugs, and had been in poor health a long time before his final illness.
    Person ID  I4781  Keith and Kay's
    Last Modified  9 Feb 2013 

    Father  Carlson, Lorenzo,   b. Abt 1835, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1913, Puerto Rico Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  UNNAMED,   b. Abt 1885,   d. Abt 1908, Puerto Rico Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID  808B23D45E7248C6AF630D0A92F39EBDE9AE 
    Family ID  F5360  Group Sheet

    Mother  Dunaway, Jane English,   b. 17 Jan 1879, Cedar County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jun 1970, Bloomington, Monroe, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID  5BE4DEC6773A47D2BC842E12B00105CEB1FD 
    Family ID  F2857  Group Sheet

    Family  Helene, Molly 
    Married  Abt 1930  New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Divorced  Abt 1936 
    _UID  97FAE48170614EC8A3CF56349F33DDCE5600 
    Children 
     1. Carlson, Daniel Lawrence,   b. Abt 1930,   d. 2007
    Family ID  F4055  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsResidence - Abt 1930 - Brooklyn, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 Aug 1956 - Bronx, Bronx, New York Link to Google Earth
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