August Carlson

Brief Life History of August

When August Carlson was born on 4 April 1861, in Öttum, Skaraborg, Sweden, his father, Carl Andersson, was 33 and his mother, Maria Jonasdotter, was 32. He married Anna Benedikta Pehrson on 15 December 1881, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1910 and Rock Island, Rock Island, Illinois, United States in 1920. He died on 2 May 1937, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

August Carlson
Caroline Theblom Anderson
Marriage: 16 September 1889
Nellie Willhelmina Carlson
Parley Edward Carlson
Alvin William Carlson
David Clarence Carlson
Edna Marie Carlson
Theodore Oscar Carlson
Helen Augusta Carlson
Clara Theblom Carlson
Elmer Wilford Carlson

Sources (58)

  • Angus Carlson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Legacy NFS Source: August Carlson - Individual or family possessions: birth: 19 May 1854; Ottum, Skaraborg, Sweden
  • August Carlson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

World Events (8)


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nels, Lennart, Nils, Sven, Helmer, Iver, Berger, Erland, Lars, Anders, Evald.

Americanized form (and a less common Swedish variant) of Swedish Carlsson or Karlsson . This is also an Americanized form of the Norwegian and Danish cognates Carlsen and Karlsen . Compare Charlson .

German: variant of Karlson and, in North America, (also) an altered form of this. This surname is also found in Britain, possibly to be associated first with immigration of German miners into Cumberland in the 16th century.

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

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A Short Story of August, Caroline, & Anna Carlson

September 19, 1992 In the beautiful rolling hill country of central Sweden a fourth son was born to Carl Anderson and Maria Jonason. This was in April of 1861, while the Civil War was raging in Ame …

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