Sylvia Louise Chesmore

26 June 1893–28 July 1976 (Age 83)
Walker, Linn, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Sylvia Louise

When Sylvia Louise Chesmore was born on 26 June 1893, in Walker, Linn, Iowa, United States, her father, Almon Riley Chesmore, was 41 and her mother, Elizabeth Lucretia Oliphant, was 31. She married Claus August Berklund on 30 November 1911, in Alexander, McKenzie, North Dakota, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Howell Township, Howell, Missouri, United States in 1900 and Alexander, McKenzie, North Dakota, United States for about 30 years. She died on 28 July 1976, in Yellowstone, Montana, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Sidney Cemetery, Sidney, Richland, Montana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Claus August Berklund
Sylvia Louise Chesmore
Marriage: 30 November 1911
Walter Everett Berklund
Bertha Eileen Berklund
Elwood Lisle Berklund
Morris Berklund
Almon Leroy Berklund
Lula Ellen Berklund
Lloyd Riley Berklund
Melvin Wesley Berklund

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 November 1911Alexander, McKenzie, North Dakota, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 3
    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
    1904 · The World's Fair of 1904
    Age 11
    St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
    Age 23
    Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

    Name Meaning

    English: apparently a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place.

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

    Sources (20)

    • Chismore, "Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935"
    • Almon R Chesmore in household of Almon R Chesmore, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Unknown in entry for Almon L Berklund, "Oregon, Oregon State Archives, Marriage Records, 1906-1968"

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