Carl Ronald Ekland

14 July 1896–29 August 1948 (Age 52)
Dalton Township, Muskegon, Michigan, United States

The Life of Carl Ronald

When Carl Ronald Ekland was born on 14 July 1896, in Dalton Township, Muskegon, Michigan, United States, his father, Charles August Eklund, was 33 and his mother, Anna Bergreta Andersen, was 27. He married Bertha A Reck on 16 August 1928, in Michigan City, LaPorte, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Dalton, Muskegon, Michigan, United States for about 10 years and Muskegon, Muskegon, Michigan, United States in 1920. He died on 29 August 1948, in Muskegon Heights, Muskegon, Michigan, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Mona View Cemetery, Muskegon Heights, Muskegon, Michigan, United States.

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Carl Ronald Ekland
Bertha A Reck
Marriage: 16 August 1928
Carl Ronald Eklund

Spouse and Children

16 August 1928
Michigan City, LaPorte, Indiana, United States


    Carl Ronald Eklund


Parents and Siblings

    Charles August Eklund


    Anna Bergreta Andersen




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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.
1903 · Ford Motor Company

Age 7

"Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 14

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

North German: topographic name for someone who lived on or owned property surrounded by water, from Middle High German eilant ‘island’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Carl Eklund, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Carl R Eklund, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Carl Eklund in household of Louis Thompson, "United States Census, 1920"

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