Gösta Sigfrid "Fred" Tornberg or Thornberg

9 May 1888–1 December 1964 (Age 76)
Flyinge, Södra Sandby, Malmöhus, Sweden

The Life of Gösta Sigfrid "Fred"

When Gösta Sigfrid "Fred" Tornberg or Thornberg was born on 9 May 1888, in Flyinge, Södra Sandby, Malmöhus, Sweden, his father, Nils Persson Tornberg, was 28 and his mother, Hanna Olsdotter, was 27. He married Mildred Eleanor Hardy on 15 February 1919, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He immigrated to United States in 1908 and lived in Salt Lake City Ward 1, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1920 and Election Precinct 5, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 1 December 1964, in Oregon, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

Gösta Sigfrid "Fred" Tornberg or Thornberg
1888–1964
Mildred Eleanor Hardy
1903–2004
Marriage: 15 February 1919
Harold Mack Thornberg
1921–1997
Dean Sigfred Thornberg
1923–2005
Don Ray Thornberg
1928–2013
Richard Elliot Thornberg
1934–2015
Esther Joanna Thornberg
1937–2006

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
15 February 1919
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
children

(5)

Parents and Siblings

    Nils Persson Tornberg

    Male1859–1937Male

    Hanna Olsdotter

    Female1860–1932Female

siblings

(7)

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1896 · Utah Becomes a State

Age 8

After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition. This condition was that the new state rewrite their constitution to say that all forms of polygamy were banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 20

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

Name Meaning

Swedish: ornamental name from torn ‘thorn’ or torn ‘tower’ + berg, ‘mountain’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Gosta Sigfred Thornberg, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Gosta Sigfrad Thornberg, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Gosta Sigfred Thornberg, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"

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