Irene Katherine Gerhardson

Brief Life History of Irene Katherine

When Irene Katherine Gerhardson was born on 15 February 1912, in Maplewood Township, Otter Tail, Minnesota, United States, her father, Olaf Christian Gerhardson, was 40 and her mother, Julia Caroline Johnson, was 28. She married Gaylord Charles Becklund on 11 September 1936, in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Worthington, Nobles, Minnesota, United States in 1940 and Fergus Falls Township, Otter Tail, Minnesota, United States for about 1 years. She died on 11 December 1985, in Fergus Falls, Otter Tail, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Fergus Falls, Otter Tail, Minnesota, United States.

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Family Time Line

Gaylord Charles Becklund
Irene Katherine Gerhardson
Marriage: 11 September 1936
James Arlen Becklund

Sources (10)

  • Irene K Becklund, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Irene Becklund, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • Larry Wilford Becklund in entry for Burke Wilson Becklund, "Minnesota, Birth Index, 1935-2002"

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Name Meaning

From Greek eirēnē ‘peace’ it was borne in Greek mythology by a minor goddess who personified peace, and by a Byzantine empress ( 752–803 ). The name was taken up in the English-speaking world at the end of the 19th century, and became popular in the 20th, partly as a result of being used as the name of a character in John Galsworthy's The Forsyte Saga ( 1922 ). It was formerly pronounced in three syllables, as in Greek, but is now thoroughly naturalized as an English name and usually pronounced as two syllables.

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

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