Florence Cottle Eklund

2 November 1918–25 October 1994 (Age 75)
Rock Springs, Sweetwater, Wyoming, United States

The Life of Florence Cottle

When Florence Cottle Eklund was born on 2 November 1918, in Rock Springs, Sweetwater, Wyoming, United States, her father, Carl Howard Eklund, was 31 and her mother, Bertha Felicia Broadbent, was 31. She lived in Green River, Sweetwater, Wyoming, United States in 1940. She died on 25 October 1994, in Santa Barbara, California, United States, at the age of 75.

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Carl Howard Eklund
Bertha Felicia Broadbent
Florence Cottle Eklund

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World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

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 The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 16

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 

Age 23

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Swedish: ornamental name composed of the elements ek ‘oak’ + lund ‘grove’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Florence C Eklund in household of Carl H Eklund, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Florence Eklund in entry for Twila Maureen Moffitt, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Florence Eklund, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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