Ellen Togstad

1899–1975 (Age 75)
Maddock, Benson, North Dakota, United States

The Life of Ellen

When Ellen Togstad was born on 29 December 1899, in Maddock, Benson, North Dakota, United States, her father, Edward Larsen Togstad, was 41 and her mother, Trina Larsen, was 28. She married James Kenneth Pierce on 1 April 1926. She lived in Albert Township, Benson, North Dakota, United States in 1920 and Minot, Ward, North Dakota, United States in 1930. She died on 21 January 1975, at the age of 75.

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Family Time Line

Ellen Togstad
James Kenneth Pierce
Marriage: 1 April 1926

Spouse & Children

1 April 1926

Parents & Siblings

  • Edward Larsen Togstad


  • Female1871–1960Female



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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1900 · Giving Puerto Rico an American Welcome

Age 1

A law that established government on the island of Puerto Rico and gave all Puerto Ricans citizenship. This law was replaced by the Jones–Shafroth Act in 1917.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 20

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 The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads named Rogstad, Rokstad, or Rostad, from a personal name (for example Old Norse Hrólfr, a compound of hróðolfr ‘fame’, ‘honor’ + ulfr ‘wolf’, or Hróarr, of which the second element is -arr ‘spear’) + staðir ‘farmstead’, ‘dwelling’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Ellen Pierce in household of James K Pierce, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ellen Togstad in household of Edward L Togstad, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Ellen Togstad - Individual or family possessions: Handwritten information: birth: 29 December 1899; Maddock, Benson, North Dakota, United States

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