Eric John Sigvard Holmgren

3 July 1902–27 February 1987 (Age 84)
Alnö, Västernorrland, Sweden

The Life Summary of Eric John Sigvard

When Eric John Sigvard Holmgren was born on 3 July 1902, in Alnö, Västernorrland, Sweden, his father, John Peter Holmgren, was 31 and his mother, Kristina Helena Westling, was 27. He lived in Sundsvall, Västernorrland, Sweden in 1892. He died on 27 February 1987, in San Francisco, California, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States.

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John Peter Holmgren
Kristina Helena Westling
ELLA Christina Holmgren
Eric John Sigvard Holmgren

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World Events (8)

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor
Age 1
A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.
1908 · The Salt Lake City Union Pacific Depot
Age 6
Being listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Salt Lake City Union Pacific Depot dates to the more prosperous era in the history of American railroad travel. Originally called the Union Station, it was jointly constructed by the San Pedro, Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroads and the Oregon Short Line. The platforms behind the station ran north-to-south, parallel to the first main line built in the Salt Lake Valley. When Amtrak was formed in 1971, it took over the passenger services at the station, but all trains were moved to the Rio Grande station after it joined Amtrak. In January 2006, The Depot was opened as a shopping center that housed shops, restaurants and music venues.
Age 25
Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nels, Thor, Bjorn, Iver, Nils, Nyman.Swedish: ornamental name composed of the elements holm ‘island’ (possibly from a placename) + gren ‘branch’.

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

Sources (8)

  • Eric John Holmgren, "Utah, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1947"
  • Eric Holmgren, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"
  • Erik Johan Sigvard in household of Johan Petter Holmgren, "Sweden, Household Examination Books, 1880-1930"

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