Solveig Astad

Brief Life History of Solveig

When Solveig Astad was born on 19 October 1912, in Kristiansund, Møre og Romsdal, Norway, her father, Jens Kristian Torgersen Astad, was 39 and her mother, Inga Randine Negstad, was 33. She married Fred Sverre Forwald Hess on 19 October 1950. She immigrated to New York City, New York, United States in 1948. She died on 14 February 2012, at the age of 99, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Fred Sverre Forwald Hess
Solveig Astad
Marriage: 19 October 1950

Sources (10)

  • Solveig Astad in household of Mary Gunhild Astad, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Solveig Astad - Memory of Someone: birth-name: Solveig Astad
  • Solveig Astad Hess, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (8)

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

1913 · The Woolworth Building Opens as the Tallest Building in the World

At 792 feet above Broadway, the Woolworth Building became the tallest building in the world and held the record for 17 years. The Woolworth Building was overshadowed by the Chrysler Building at 1,046 feet in 1930 and the Empire State Building at 1,454 feet in 1931. Retailer and mogul Frank W. Woolworth commissioned the Woolworth Building in 1910 with the intent of his namesake building to be the tallest in the world. The 13 million dollar project was financed in cash by Woolworth which allowed him freedoms in the design and construction of the ornate, gothic building. An opening ceremony was held on April 24, 1913 at which President Woodrow Wilson pressed a button from the White House and lit the historic building in New York City.

1938 · The DI is Opened To The Public

Deseret Industries is a non-profit organization and a division of Welfare Services of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It includes a chain of retail thrift stores and work projects. Many of the items sold are second hand or never used. Such items include furniture, appliances, computers, and clothing. The DI also sells new furniture, much of it received directly from its own manufacturing plant in Salt Lake City. The DI provides job skill training for the physically, emotionally and socially challenged and seeks to place them into private sector employment.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Knute, Monrad.

Norwegian: habitational name from any of ten or so farms, most inTrondelag, named Alstad, from a personal name + Old Norsestathr ‘farmstead, dwelling’.

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

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