Arthur Julius Thorson

9 April 1892–9 February 1960 (Age 67)
Sandy, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life Summary 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 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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Family Time Line

Arthur Julius Thorson
1892–1960
Flora Augusta Ernstrom
1893–1975
Marriage: 15 November 1916
Edith Thorson
1920–1993
Marjorie Thorson
1922–2004
Arthur Lowell Thorson
1925–1994
John Arden Thorson
1925–2004
Carol Thorson
1927–2017
Karl Alvin Thorson
1930–1998

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 November 1916Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 4
    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
    Age 4
    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
    Age 18
    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Thor

    Story Highlight

    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 …

    Sources (33)

    • Arthur J Anderson Thorson, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Arthur Julius Anderson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Arthur I Thorson in entry for John Arden Thorson, "Utah, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1947"

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