John Wilford Carlson

Brief Life History of John Wilford

When John Wilford Carlson was born on 11 May 1892, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, his father, John August Carlson, was 32 and his mother, Anna Britta Lundstrom, was 26. He married Ina Elvina Sorensen on 21 June 1922, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Logan Election Precinct, Cache, Utah, United States in 1940. His occupation is listed as carpenter in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. He died on 9 August 1977, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Wilford Carlson
1892–1977
Ina Elvina Sorensen
1899–1972
Marriage: 21 June 1922
Virginia Sorensen Carlson
1923–2014
John Leroy Carlson
1926–1945

Sources (24)

  • John W Carlson in household of John August Carlson, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Mr. John Wilford Carlson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
  • John Wilford Carlson, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

1896 · The Logan Temple Barn

The Logan Temple Barn was built on the edge of the Logan temple property to house the animals belonging to the builders of the temple. It was one of only two stone barns built in Cache Valley. These barns became obsolete during the rise of the automobile era. The building and the land it was on was sold in 1919 and became an automobile repair shop. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on December 19, 1985, and is still standing today.

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nels, Lennart, Nils, Sven, Helmer, Iver, Berger, Erland, Lars, Anders, Evald.

Americanized form (and a less common Swedish variant) of Swedish Carlsson or Karlsson . This is also an Americanized form of the Norwegian and Danish cognates Carlsen and Karlsen . Compare Charlson .

German: variant of Karlson and, in North America, (also) an altered form of this. This surname is also found in Britain, possibly to be associated first with immigration of German miners into Cumberland in the 16th century.

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

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