Hyrum Benjamin Erikson

8 February 1909–2 October 1963 (Age 54)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Hyrum Benjamin

When Hyrum Benjamin Erikson was born on 8 February 1909, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Svante Alfred ERIKSSON, was 33 and his mother, Beda Amalia LINDBECK, was 25. He married Winifred Atkinson on 16 October 1940, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1930 and Election Precinct 3, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 2 October 1963, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Hyrum Benjamin Erikson
Winifred Atkinson
Marriage: 16 October 1940

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 October 1940Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1910 · The BSA is Made
    Age 1
    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.
    1910 · The Denver and Rio Grande Western Depot
    Age 1
    The Denver and Rio Grande Western Depot, the Rio Grande Depot, is a former train station on the western edge of downtown Salt Lake City. The depot was constructed by the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad to surpass the nearby Salt Lake City Union Pacific Depot and was the main jewel of the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad. The depot included a barber shop, a telegraph office a gift shop, a restaurant, a men's smoking room and a women's lounge. The depot opened Salt Lake City to a new influx of immigrants, and was also a central point in shipping soldiers off to war in both World War I and World War II. The depot was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975. After the State of Utah purchased the depot in 1977, the building was converted to house the Utah State Historical Society and its research center, the Utah Department of Heritage & Arts, as well as the Rio Gallery.
    Age 18
    Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Anders, Nils, Astrid, Berndt, Iver, Karsten, Lars, Lennart, Lief, Thor. German Gerhart, Ernst.Americanized form (and a rare Swedish variant) of Swedish Eriksson . This is also an Americanized form of the Norwegian, Danish, and North German cognate Eriksen . Compare Erekson and Erickson .

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

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    Story Highlight


    Svante Alfred Erickson’s Journal Sweden was the land of my birth, and the home of my childhood. My parents lived in that part of Sweden called Vestergotland. I was born at Stenbrona, our home in Tro …

    Sources (18)

    • Hyrum Benjamin Erikson, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
    • Hyrum B Erikson in household of Svante Alfred Erikson, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
    • Hyrum Benjamin Erikson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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