Matilda Josephine Carlson

19 March 1860–4 April 1928 (Age 68)
Asmundtorp, Malmöhus, Sweden

The Life Summary of Matilda Josephine

When Matilda Josephine Carlson was born on 19 March 1860, in Asmundtorp, Malmöhus, Sweden, her father, Swen Carlsson, was 31 and her mother, Bengta Bengston Larsdotter, was 33. She married Joseph Knudson on 23 October 1879, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 4 April 1928, in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Knudson
Matilda Josephine Carlson
Marriage: 23 October 1879
Amelia Josephine Knudson
Bettie Edna Knudson
Lavina Knudson
Nettie May Knudson
Joseph Leroy Knudson
Edgar Eugene Knudson
Elva Evelyn Knudsen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 October 1879Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1865 · Cornerstone is Laid for the Tabernacle
    Age 5
    In May 1865, Brigham Young placed the cornerstone for the Tabernacle building. The work was delayed because of the construction the railroad. The walls of the Tabernacle begun in 1876. The building was first used in 1881.
    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 21
    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nels, Lennart, Nils, Sven, Helmer, Iver, Berger, Erland, Lars, Anders, Evald.Americanized form (and a less common Swedish variant) of Swedish Carlsson or Karlsson . This is also an Americanized form of the Norwegian and Danish cognates Carlsen and Karlsen . Compare Charlson .German: variant of Karlson and, in North America, (also) an altered form of this. This surname is also found in Britain, possibly to be associated first with immigration of German miners into Cumberland in the 16th century.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Matilda Josephine Carlson Knudson by Elaine F. Hansen

    Matilda Josephine Carlson Knudson was born in Asmundtorp, Sweden, March 19, 1860. She was the daughter of Swen Carlson and Bengta Bengtson. She was the third child in the family having two older bro …

    Sources (23)

    • Josephine Knudsen in entry for Elva Evalene Knudsen, "Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951"
    • Josephine Knudson in household of Joseph Knudson, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Josephine Carlson in entry for Joseph Leroy Knudson, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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