James Erickson

Brief Life History of James

When James Erickson was born on 11 January 1861, in Skjeberg, Smaalenenes, Norway, his father, Erich Jørgensen, was 30 and his mother, Oliana Larsdatter Syverstad, was 29. He married Josefine Andersen on 30 March 1882, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States for about 20 years and District 1576, Worth, Georgia, United States in 1931. He died on 11 February 1931, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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James Erickson
Josefine Andersen
Marriage: 30 March 1882
James Albert Erickson
Olga Syneva Erickson

Sources (25)

  • Jens Eriksen, "Norway Census, 1875"
  • James Erickson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
  • Jens, "Norway Church Books, 1815-1930"

World Events (8)

1862 · Homestead Act

Homestead Act was passed in the U.S. which made land available for free upon meeting certain conditions. Many Norwegian-Americans acquired land through this process.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

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, Thor, Nils, Lars, Sven, Lief, Anders, Lennart, Iver, Elof, Erland.

Americanized form (and a rare Swedish variant) of Swedish Ericsson and Eriksson , Norwegian, Danish, and North German Eriksen and Erichsen , or of any other Scandinavian or North German patronymic from a personal name derived from Old Norse Eiríkr, which is composed of ei ‘ever, always’ (or a shortened form of ein ‘one, only’) + rík ‘power’. Compare Ericksen , Ericson , and Erikson .

English (Lancashire): patronymic from the Middle English male personal name Eric (with the same etymology as 1 above) + son.

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

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