Horace Clifford Torkelson

3 March 1906–21 May 1986 (Age 80)
Mountain Grove, Wright, Missouri, United States

The Life of Horace Clifford

When Horace Clifford Torkelson was born on 3 March 1906, in Mountain Grove, Wright, Missouri, United States, his father, Andrew Torvold Torkelson, was 29 and his mother, Florence Ida Bell Akin, was 29. He lived in Columbus, St. Clair, Michigan, United States in 1940. He died on 21 May 1986, in Mountain Grove, Wright, Missouri, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Mountain Grove, Wright, Missouri, United States.

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Horace Clifford Torkelson
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World Events (8)

1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 1

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.
1910 · Upper Twin Falls Bridge

Age 4

The Upper Twin Falls Bridge which connected Breitung Township, Michigan, to Florence County, Wisconsin. The through-truss bridge spanned the Menominee River and was completed in 1910. The bridge was closed to through traffic in 1971 and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Age 21

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

Swedish and Norwegian (Torkelsen): patronymic from a form of the Old Norse personal name þorketill, composed of the elements þórr ( see Thor ) + ketill ‘cauldron’, ‘helmet’.

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

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  • Horace C Torkelson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Clifford Turkelson in household of Andrew Turkelson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Horace C Torkelson in entry for Charles Torkelson, "Michigan Death Certificates, 1921-1952"

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