Tor Torgersen Egeland

Male8 December 1893–

Brief Life History of Tor

When Tor Torgersen Egeland was born on 8 December 1893, in Gjestal, Rogaland, Norway, his father, Torger Eriksen Egeland, was 33 and his mother, Severine Hansdatter, was 21. He lived in Gjesdal, Rogaland, Norway in 1900.

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Family Time Line

Torger Eriksen Egeland
Severine Hansdatter
Erling Torgersen Egeland
Harald Torgersen Egeland
Tor Torgersen Egeland
Ragnvald Torgersen Egeland
Ragnhild Torgersdr Egeland
Sara Torgersdr Egeland
Lars Torgersen Egeland
Sigrid Torgersdr Egeland
Karen Eriksen

Sources (7)

  • Tor Torgersen Egeland in household of Torger Eriksen Egeland, "Norway Census, 1900"
  • Thor, "Norway Church Books, 1815-1930"
  • Tor Egeland, "Washington, Western District, Naturalization Records, 1853-1957"

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Siblings (9)

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World Events (8)

1897 · Seattle Grows Quickly

Age 4

The Klondike gold rush started in 1896 in Canada, but by 1897 as miners started moving and following the gold it caused for Seattle to rapidly grow as more miners joined the search for gold.

1900 · 1900 Norwegian Census

Age 7

Enumerates all persons in Norway on 3 Dec 1900. Also includes data of individuals on Norwegian ships. Includes names, birthdates & birthplaces, marital status, position in family, occupation, nationality etc.


Age 47

Galloping Gertie is the reference used to describe the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It opened on July 1, 1940 four months later it no longer existed. On November 7, 1940 the wind gusts came up to 40 miles an hour causing the bridge to twist and vibrate violently before it collapsed into Puget Sound. The only victim of the bridge collapsing was a three-legged paralyzed dog named Tubby whose owner tried to rescue him from the car but he wouldn’t go with him.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Thor, Berger, Erik, Jorgen, Morten, Selmer, Torleif.

Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Torger, a form of Old Norse Thorgeirr, from Thórr, the name of the Norse god of thunder (see Thor ) + geirr ‘spear’.

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

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