Rigmor Sophia Byhrholdt Nielsen

15 February 1896–January 1976 (Age 79)
Neenah, Winnebago, Wisconsin, United States

The Life Summary of Rigmor Sophia Byhrholdt

When Rigmor Sophia Byhrholdt Nielsen was born on 15 February 1896, in Neenah, Winnebago, Wisconsin, United States, her father, Frederick Nielsen, was 27 and her mother, Wilhelmine Marie Byhrholdt, was 34. She married John Quale Peterson on 5 June 1923, in Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah, United States. She lived in Winnebago, Wisconsin, United States in 1896 and Neenah, Winnebago, Wisconsin Territory, United States in 1900. She died in January 1976, in Washington, District of Columbia, United States, at the age of 79.

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John Quale Peterson
Rigmor Sophia Byhrholdt Nielsen
Marriage: 5 June 1923

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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish
Age 2
After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1913 · Women's Suffrage Demonstration
Age 17
A demonstration for women's suffrage takes place on March 3, 1913. This is the first suffrage parade in Washington D.C. One of the notable women in attendance is Ida B. Wells.
Age 21
U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Name Meaning

Danish, Norwegian, and North German (especially Schleswig-Holstein): patronymic from the personal name Niels, a reduced form of Nikolaus ( see Nicholas ) or Cornelius .

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

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Sources (10)

  • Rigmore Neilson Peterson in household of John Quale Peterson, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Rigmor Neilson Peterson in household of John Quale Peterson, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Rigmor Nelson in household of Fred Nelson, "Wisconsin State Census, 1905"

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