John Hugo Wennerholm

Brief Life History of John Hugo

When John Hugo Wennerholm was born on 10 May 1865, in Göteborgs och Bohus, Sweden, his father, Carl Johan Johansson, was 30 and his mother, Elemina Josefina Christoffersdotter, was 14. He married Ella Ann Kelting on 25 December 1892, in San Bernardino, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Harestad, Göteborgs och Bohus, Sweden in 1876 and Hueneme Judicial Township, Ventura, California, United States in 1900. He died in 1938, in Oxnard, Ventura, California, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Pomona, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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John Hugo Wennerholm
Ella Ann Kelting
Marriage: 25 December 1892
Thelma Wennerholm
Rennie O Wennerholm
Renna Olive Wennerholm
about 1905–1911
Dewey Oxnard Wennerholm
Roy Wennerholm
Ernest Rupp Wennerholm
Hugh Alfred Wennerholm

Sources (14)

  • Jack Winnesholm, "United States Census, 1920"
  • J H Wennerholm, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
  • Johan Hugo, "Sweden, Household Examination Books, 1880-1930"

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Name Meaning

Contracted form of Old French Jo(h)anne, from Latin Io(h)anna ( see Joanna ). In England this was the usual feminine form of John from the Middle English period onwards and was extremely popular, but in the 16th and 17th centuries it steadily lost ground to Jane . It was strongly revived in the first part of the 20th century, partly under the influence of George Bernard Shaw's play St Joan ( 1923 ), based on the life of Joan of Arc ( 1412–31 ). Claiming to be guided by the voices of the saints, she persuaded the French dauphin to defy the occupying English forces and have himself crowned, and she led the French army that raised the siege of Orleans in 1429 . The following year she was captured by the Burgundians and sold to the English, and a year later she was burned at the stake for witchcraft at the age of 18 or 19. Her story has captured the imagination of many writers, and she is variously portrayed as a national and political hero, a model of apolitical straightforwardness and honesty, and a religious heroine. She was canonized in 1920 . More recent influences have included the American film actress Joan Crawford ( 1908–77 , born Lucille le Sueur ), the British actress Joan Collins ( b. 1933 ), the American comedienne Joan Rivers ( b. 1933 ), and the West Indian pop singer Joan Armatrading ( b. 1950 ).

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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