Alfred Richard Sorum

22 June 1894–28 February 1954 (Age 59)
Audubon, Becker, Minnesota, United States

The Life of Alfred Richard

When Alfred Richard Sorum was born on 22 June 1894, in Audubon, Becker, Minnesota, United States, his father, Hans Christian Sorum, was 28 and his mother, Laura Sophia Olson, was 25. He married Tillie Olina Norgaard on 19 May 1925, in Crookston, Polk, Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Audubon Township, Becker, Minnesota, United States for about 5 years and Duluth, St. Louis, Minnesota, United States for about 10 years. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 28 February 1954, in Seattle, King, Washington, United States, at the age of 59.

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Alfred Richard Sorum
Tillie Olina Norgaard
Marriage: 19 May 1925
Mardell Lorraine Sorum

Spouse and Children

19 May 1925
Crookston, Polk, Minnesota, United States


    Mardell Lorraine Sorum


Parents and Siblings

    Hans Christian Sorum


    Laura Sophia Olson




    Gerda Bergeta Sorum


    Selma Alfi Sorum



    Herbert Arley Sorum


    Selma Leona Sorum


+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

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 10

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.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 16

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

Name Meaning

Norwegian (Sørum): habitational name from any of fifteen or more farmsteads in southeastern Norway, named in Old Norse as Suðrheimr, from suðr ‘south’ + heimr ‘homestead’, ‘farm’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Alfred R Sorum in household of Hans C Sorum, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Alfred Sorum, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Alfred R Sorum, "United States Census, 1940"

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