Theodore Thordur Diðriksson

25 March 1828–9 September 1894 (Age 66)
Hólmur, Rangárvallasýsla, Suðurland, Iceland

The Life Summary of Theodore Thordur

When Theodore Thordur Diðriksson was born on 25 March 1828, in Hólmur, Rangárvallasýsla, Suðurland, Iceland, his father, Diðrik Jónsson, was 33 and his mother, Sigríður Árnadóttir, was 29. He married Helga Jonsdottir on 2 January 1858, in President's Office, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He died on 9 September 1894, in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Spanish Fork City Cemetery, Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Theodore Thordur Diðriksson
Maren Jacobsen
Marriage: 17 July 1866
Mary Harriet Dedrickson
Sarah Dedrickson
Theodore Dahl Dedrickson
Albert Dedrickson
John Orson Dedrickson
Inger Grace Dedrickson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 July 1866Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States
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    World Events (7)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 2
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    1830 · The Oregon Trail
    Age 2
    Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.
    Age 18
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    From the French form of the Greek name Theodōros, derived from theos ‘god’ + dōron ‘gift’. The name was popular among early Christians and was borne by several saints.

    Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

    Story Highlight

    Memories of Theodore Dahl Dedrickson given by Elaine Dedrickson Dyer

    MEMORIES OF THEODORE DAHL DEDRICKSON Given by Elaine Dedrickson Dyer at the Dedrickson Family Reunion June 28th, 2008 Theodore was the son of his Icelandic father, Thordur Didriksson, and his Danish …

    Sources (21)

    • Theodore Dedrickson, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Theo. G. Dedrickson in entry for Theodore G. Dedrickson and Elizabeth Plumb, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Theodore Dedrickson in entry for Inger Grace Dedrickson Taylor, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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