William Eliasen Sorensen

14 September 1849–29 November 1902 (Age 53)
Langesund, Telemark, Norway

The Life Summary of William Eliasen

When William Eliasen Sorensen was born on 14 September 1849, in Langesund, Telemark, Norway, his father, Elias Sorensen, was 29 and his mother, Maren Turine Finkelsdatter, was 29. He married Mary Ann Thornberg on 30 June 1895, in Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Park City, Summit, Utah, United States in 1900. In 1902, at the age of 53, his occupation is listed as miner in Utah, United States. He died on 29 November 1902, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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William Eliasen Sorensen
Mary Ann Thornberg
Marriage: 30 June 1895

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 June 1895Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    Age 14
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    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nels, Niels, Per, Viggo, Einer, Lars, Morten, Bent, Holger, Jorgen, Knud.Danish and Norwegian (Sørensen): patronymic from the personal name Søren, Danish form of Latin Severinus (see Severin ).

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

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    Sources (19)

    • William Sorenson in household of Charles Numeyer, "United States Census, 1870"
    • William Sorenson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • William E Sorenson, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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