Dora Marthina Larsen

Brief Life History of Dora Marthina

Dora Marthina Larsen was born on 6 October 1894, in Ringsted, Emmet, Iowa, United States as the daughter of Karen Larsen. She married George William Johnson on 18 February 1920, in Emmet, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Seneca, Kossuth, Iowa, United States in 1930 and Denmark Township, Emmet, Iowa, United States in 1940. She died in 1972, at the age of 78, and was buried in Ringsted, Emmet, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

George William Johnson
1896–1990
Dora Marthina Larsen
1894–1972
Marriage: 18 February 1920
James William Johnson
1921–1983
Mildred Marie Johnson
1924–
Iona Johanna Johnson
1929–2012

Sources (22)

  • Dora M Larsen, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Dora Martine Larsen, "Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939"
  • Dora Marthina Larsen, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

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.

1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

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1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

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Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Lars, Nels, Niels, Sven, Thor, Knud, Nils, Per, Jorgen, Alf, Bjorn.

Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Lars, an equivalent of Lawrence . This is also an Americanized form of the cognate Larssen. Compare Larson 1, Larrison , and Lawson 2.

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

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