Elizabeth May Backlund

16 October 1902–2 July 1994 (Age 91)
Murray, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life of Elizabeth May

When Elizabeth May Backlund was born on 16 October 1902, in Murray, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, her father, John (Johan) Wilhelm Backlund, was 48 and her mother, Amalia Berherdena Bergstrand, was 38. She married William Manly Hamby on 20 March 1922, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Ogden City Legislative District 1, Ogden City Election Precinct, Weber, Utah, United States in 1940. She died on 2 July 1994, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Manly Hamby
Elizabeth May Backlund
Marriage: 20 March 1922
William Green Hamby
Barbara Louise Hamby
Gordon Fawcett Hamby

Spouse and Children

20 March 1922
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 1

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.
1909 · A Summer Capitol

Age 7

Besides farming and shipping with the trolley up to Ogden Valley, there was an effort to convince the state of Utah to have a summer capitol near the town of Huntsville. Even though it didn’t happen, the Ogden Rapid Transit Company extended the Trolley route to Huntsville, so others could vacation there.

Age 25

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

Swedish:1 ornamental name composed of the elements back(e) ‘hill’ + lund ‘grove’. 2 ( Bäcklund ): ornamental name composed of the elements bäck ‘stream’ + lund ‘grove’.

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

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Story Highlight


Before mother married my father John Wilhelm Backlund, and after the divorce from her first husband Gustave Johansson, to provide support for her three girls and herself, she started a Boarding House. …

Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Hamby in household of William Hamby, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Elizabeth M Hamby in household of William M Hamby, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Elizabeth Backlund in household of John Backlund, "United States Census, 1910"

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