Arthur Julius Thorson

Brief Life History of Arthur Julius

When Arthur Julius Thorson was born on 9 April 1892, in Sandy, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Carl August Andersson, was 28 and his mother, Maria Larson, was 26. He married Flora Augusta Ernstrom on 15 November 1916, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in South Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1950. In 1942, at the age of 50, his occupation is listed as worker for the railway express agency. He died on 9 February 1960, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Sandy, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Arthur Julius Thorson
Flora Augusta Ernstrom
Marriage: 15 November 1916
Edith Thorson
Marjorie Thorson
Arthur Lowell Thorson
John Arden Thorson
Carol Thorson
Karl Alvin Thorson

Sources (42)

  • Arthur J Thorson, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Arthur Julius Anderson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
  • Arthur J Thorson, "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 · Utah becomes a state

After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition, that all forms of polygamy were to be banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.

1910 · The BSA is Made

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Thor, Erik, Monrad, Obert, Johan, Knute, Lars, Maren, Nels, Nordahl, Selmer.

Americanized form of Swedish Thorsson: patronymic from the personal name Thor . Compare Torson .

Americanized form of Norwegian Thorsen , a cognate of 1 above.

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

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Arthur Julius Thorson

We loved going to Grandpa's home for Christmas or cooking potatoes in an open fire at his home. He also came to many of my little league baseball games. If I was pitching, he would massage my left a …

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