Alif Ericksen

Brief Life History of Alif

When Alif Ericksen was born on 14 July 1858, in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States, his father, Hendrick Ericksen, was 39 and his mother, Ingeborg Ericksdatter, was 38. He married Augusta Eleanor Dehlin on 5 January 1882, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He immigrated to Canada in 1903 and lived in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Northwest Territories, Canada in 1911 and Alberta, Canada for about 10 years. He died on 24 January 1940, in Raymond, County of Warner No. 5, Alberta, Canada, at the age of 81, and was buried in Temple Hill Cemetery, Raymond, County of Warner No. 5, Alberta, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Alif Ericksen
Augusta Eleanor Dehlin
Marriage: 5 January 1882
Elna Augusta Ericksen
Ina Mae Ericksen
Daisy Genevieve Erickson
Alif Dehlin Erickson
Oscar Allan Erickson

Sources (36)

  • Alif Erickson, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Alif Erickson, "BillionGraves Index"
  • Alif Ericksen in entry for Ina May Ericksen Olsen, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

World Events (8)


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


British Columbia joins the confederation.

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 Alf, Eyvind, Astrid, Bent, Lars, Lief, Nels, Nils, Sig.

Americanized form (and a very rare Norwegian and Danish variant) of Norwegian, Danish, and North German Eriksen or Erichsen . Compare Erickson .

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

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Alif Erickson

by Margaret Young, a granddaughter "Alif Erickson, of the Erickson Meat and Grocery Company, was the son of Henry and Ingeborg. He was born in Spanish Fork, Utah, on July 14, 1858, being the seventh …

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