Edith Bergqvist

15 March 1898–
Duluth, St. Louis, Minnesota, United States

The Life of Edith

When Edith Bergqvist was born on 15 March 1898, in Duluth, St. Louis, Minnesota, United States, her father, Carl Frederick Berquist, was 39 and her mother, Maria Kristina Danielsdotter Axtelius, was 38. She had at least 1 son with Ephraim Erikson.

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Ephraim Erikson
Edith Bergqvist
Melvin Johan Erikson

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    Melvin Johan Erikson


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+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1906 · The End of Capital Punishment

Age 8

Between the state's entry into the Union and 1906, 27 people were executed by hanging in Minnesota. Public opinion soon shifted against the death penalty in the state and was formally abolished in 1911. Since its abolishment, there have been 23 attempts to reinstate the death penalty, but none of these bills passed the state legislature.

Age 31

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

Swedish: ornamental name composed of the elements berg ‘mountain’, ‘hill’ + quist, an old or ornamental spelling of kvist ‘twig’.

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

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