Carl Simon Fors

6 February 1884–4 January 1978 (Age 93)
Veckholm, Uppsala, Sweden

The Life Summary of Carl Simon

When Carl Simon Fors was born on 6 February 1884, in Veckholm, Uppsala, Sweden, his father, Johan Axel Westerberg Forss, was 38 and his mother, Greta Stina Andersdotter Blom, was 39. He married Sofia Elisabeth "Ellen" Edling on 5 December 1908. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1935 and Election Precinct 1, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 4 January 1978, in Cottonwood, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Carl Simon Fors
Sofia Elisabeth "Ellen" Edling
Marriage: 5 December 1908
Marta Elisabeth Fors
Estrid Eleanora Fors
Ruth Elizabeth Fors
Carl Arthur Edling Fors
Alvin Edling Fors

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 December 1908
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
    1896 · Utah becomes a state
    Age 12
    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.
    1909 · The NAACP is formed
    Age 25
    Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Birgit, Gunner, Johan, Nels.Swedish: ornamental name from fors ‘waterfall’, or a habitational name from any of various places called with this element as first or second element.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Carl Simon Fors (6 February 1884 – 4 January 1978)

    Carl Simon Fors was born 6 February 1884 in Väppeby, Uppsala, Sweden (located in Veckholm parish). He married Sophia Elizabeth Edling, and the two immigrated to Utah, United States in 1911. They had …

    Sources (43)

    • Carl Simon Fors in entry for Estrid Elinora Fors, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
    • Carl Simon Fors, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Cars S in entry for David Brinton Bagley and Estrid Eleanor Fors, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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