John August Erickson

20 January 1860–20 January 1943 (Age 83)
Hemsjö, Älvsborg, Sweden

The Life Summary of John August

When John August Erickson was born on 20 January 1860, in Hemsjö, Älvsborg, Sweden, his father, Sven Eriksson, was 34 and his mother, Maria Kristina Bengtsdotter, was 33. He married Hilda Persdotter Anderson on 23 February 1882, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Election Precinct 2 Grantsville, Tooele, Utah, United States in 1940 and Grantsville, Tooele, Utah, United States in 1943. He died on 20 January 1943, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Grantsville City Cemetery, Grantsville, Tooele, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John August Erickson
1860–1943
Hilda Persdotter Anderson
1859–1968
Marriage: 23 February 1882
Amy Dorothy Erickson
1884–1975
John Perry Erickson
1890–1944

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 February 1882Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (7)

    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1863
    Age 3
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1873 · The Swedish Krona Becomes National Currency
    Age 13
    The Swedish krona replaced the Swedish riksdaler as the national currency in 1873.
    1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act
    Age 22
    A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nels, Thor, Nils, Lars, Sven, Lief, Anders, Lennart, Iver, Elof, Erland.Americanized form (and a rare Swedish variant) of Swedish Ericsson and Eriksson , Norwegian, Danish, and North German Eriksen and Erichsen , or of any other Scandinavian or North German patronymic from a personal name derived from Old Norse Eiríkr, which is composed of ei ‘ever, always’ (or a shortened form of ein ‘one, only’) + rík ‘power’. Compare Ericksen , Ericson , and Erikson .English (Lancashire): patronymic from the Middle English male personal name Eric (with the same etymology as 1 above) + son.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Erich
    Eriksson
    Ehrich
    Erichsen
    Eric
    Ericsson
    Ersland
    Eriksen

    Sources (34)

    • John August Erickson, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • John A. Erickson in entry for John Perry Erickson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • John August Erickson, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"

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