Garfield Hjerpe

Male14 November 1892–16 April 1974

Brief Life History of Garfield

When Garfield Hjerpe was born on 14 November 1892, in Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Alfred Hjerpe, was 28 and his mother, Christina Johnson, was 29. He married Martha M Melander on 29 September 1923, in Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Auburn, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States in 1900 and Shrewsbury, Shrewsbury, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States in 1950. He died on 16 April 1974, in Shrewsbury, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 81.

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Garfield Hjerpe
Martha M Melander
Marriage: 29 September 1923
william Hjerpe

Sources (12)

  • Garfield Hjerpe, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Garfield Hjerpe, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910, 1921-1924"
  • Garfield Hjerpe, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 September 1923Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 4

    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.

    1898 · War with the Spanish

    Age 6

    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.

    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

    Age 24

    Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Gunhild.

    Swedish: possibly a variant of Järpe, a soldier's name from järpe ‘hazel grouse’.

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

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