Gudrun Viola Hoaas

7 January 1915–19 November 2003 (Age 88)
Tioga, Williams, North Dakota, United States

The Life of Gudrun Viola

When Gudrun Viola Hoaas was born on 7 January 1915, in Tioga, Williams, North Dakota, United States, her father, Olaf Thorsen Hoaas, was 43 and her mother, Josefine Petrine Johansdatter, was 41. She married Leland LeRoy Carter on 26 July 1945. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in White Earth, Mountrail, North Dakota, United States for about 10 years. She died on 19 November 2003, in Murray, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Shelby, Toole, Montana, United States.

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Leland LeRoy Carter
Gudrun Viola Hoaas
Marriage: 26 July 1945
Lyle Hoaas Carter

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26 July 1945


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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

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.
1917 · Murray City Cemetery

Age 2

The cemetery was purchased by the city from South Cottonwood Ward in August 1917 for the amount of $3,150.
1938 · Murray Theater Opens

Age 23

Murray Theater opened on October 28, 1938, and was built by Tony Duvall. The opening shows were Alexander's Ragtime Band and Hawaiian Holiday. The white front of the theater was lit by fluorescent lighting with a red vertical sign. The theater also screened blockbuster Hollywood movies such as Gone with the Wind and The Wizard of Oz.

Name Meaning

Dutch, German, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle Dutch, Middle High German hase, German Hase ‘hare’, hence a nickname for a swift runner or a timorous or confused person, but in some cases perhaps a habitational name from a house distinguished by the sign of a hare. As a Jewish name it can also be an ornamental name or one of names selected at random from vocabulary words by government officials when surnames became compulsory.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Gudrun V Hoaas in household of Olaf T Hoaas, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Viola Hovas in household of Olaf T Hovas, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Viola Hoaas, "Montana, Toole County Records, 1913-1960"

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