Hilda Sofia Erickson

5 September 1894–20 April 1989 (Age 94)
Worthington, Nobles, Minnesota, United States

The Life of Hilda Sofia

When Hilda Sofia Erickson was born on 5 September 1894, in Worthington, Nobles, Minnesota, United States, her father, Carl Edwin Erickson, was 38 and her mother, Eva Sofia Oleson, was 34. She married John Frederick Stewart on 4 June 1913, in Ponoka, Ponoka County, Alberta, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Alberta, Canada in 1916 and Yakima, Washington, United States in 1930. She died on 20 April 1989, in Santa Maria, Santa Barbara, California, United States, at the age of 94.

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Family Time Line

John Frederick Stewart
Hilda Sofia Erickson
Marriage: 4 June 1913
Frederick Victor Stewart
Hilda Irene Stewart

Spouse and Children

4 June 1913
Ponoka, Ponoka County, Alberta, Canada


Parents and Siblings

    Carl Edwin Erickson





World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

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.
1897 · Seattle Grows Quickly

Age 3

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.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 25

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

Respelling of a Scandinavian and North German patronymic derived from the Old Norse personal name Eiríkr, which is composed of ei ‘ever’, ‘always’ (or a reduced form of ein ‘one’, ‘only’) + rík ‘power’. The main forms are Erichsen , Eriksen , Ericsson , and Eriksson .

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

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Story Highlight

Remembering the depression

From Hilda's memoires

Sources (3)

  • Hilda Stewart in household of John Stewart, "Canada Census, 1916"
  • Hilda S Stewart in household of John F Stewart, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Hilda S Erickson in entry for George F Rinehold and Hilda J Stewart, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"

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