Nels Peter Sorensen

Male17 February 1873–15 April 1929

Brief Life History of Nels Peter

When Nels Peter Sorensen was born on 17 February 1873, in Corinne, Box Elder, Utah, United States, his father, Jacob Martin Sorensen, was 20 and his mother, O'Tenia Sorensen, was 15. He married Charlotte May Ailport on 23 March 1893, in Missoula, Missoula, Montana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Township 4 Stevens, Ravalli, Montana, United States in 1900. He died on 15 April 1929, in Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Tacoma Mausoleum, Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United States.

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Nels Peter Sorensen
Elizabeth Alma Miller
Marriage: 17 October 1914
Reuben E Mighell
Le Roy G Mighell
Elizabeth R Mighell

Sources (20)

  • Nels P Sorenson in household of Jacob Sorenson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • N P Sorensen in entry for Joseph E Hendricks and Gladys Sorensen, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"
  • Nels Peter Sorensen, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 October 1914Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

    Age 2

    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    1876 · Battle of Littlebig Horn

    Age 3

    Known as Custer's Last Stand, the Battle of Littlebig Horn took place on June 25 1876 and ended on June 26 1876. The battle was between the Lakota and Arapaho tribes and the 7th Calvary Regiment of the United States Army, headed by Colonel George Armstrong Custer. Custer was killed in the battle.

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

    Age 17

    This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nels, Niels, Per, Viggo, Einer, Lars, Morten, Bent, Holger, Jorgen, Knud.

    Danish and Norwegian (Sørensen): patronymic from the personal name Søren, Danish form of Latin Severinus (see Severin ).

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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