Solveig Fjeld

24 November 1905–
Buskerud, Norway

The Life of Solveig

When Solveig Fjeld was born on 24 November 1905, in Buskerud, Norway, her father, Conrad Simensen Fjeld, was 21 and her mother, Asta Fjeld, was 20. She immigrated to New York City, New York, United States in 1951.

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Family Time Line

Conrad Simensen Fjeld
1884–1962
Asta Fjeld
1885–
Solveig Fjeld
1905–

Parents and Siblings

    Conrad Simensen Fjeld

    Male1884–1962Male

    Asta Fjeld

    Female1885–Female

siblings

(1)

    Solveig Fjeld

    Female1905–Female

World Events (3)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1906 · Licencing Butchers

Age 1

A law that makes it a crime to misbrand meat being sold as food, and ensures that the meat is slaughtered and processed under sanitary conditions.
1913 · The Woolworth Building Opens as the Tallest Building in the World

Age 8

At 792 feet above Broadway, the Woolworth Building became the tallest building in the world and held the record for 17 years. The Woolworth Building was overshadowed by the Chrysler Building at 1,046 feet in 1930 and the Empire State Building at 1,454 feet in 1931. Retailer and mogul Frank W. Woolworth commissioned the Woolworth Building in 1910 with the intent of his namesake building to be the tallest in the world. The 13 million dollar project was financed in cash by Woolworth which allowed him freedoms in the design and construction of the ornate, gothic building. An opening ceremony was held on April 24, 1913 at which President Woodrow Wilson pressed a button from the White House and lit the historic building in New York City.

Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of the many farms named with fjell ‘mountain’, ‘rock’.

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

Sources (2)

  • Fjeldstad, "New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957"
  • 1910 Norway Census for Konrad Fjeld

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