Henry Jacob Amundsen

16 July 1887–17 January 1970 (Age 82)
Oslo, Norway

The Life Summary of Henry Jacob

When Henry Jacob Amundsen was born on 16 July 1887, in Oslo, Norway, his father, Johan Peter Amundsen, was 37 and his mother, Marit Olsen, was 39. He married Clara Ovidia Svendsen on 28 January 1914, in Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He immigrated to Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States in 1911 and lived in Salt Lake City Ward 5, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1910 and Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho, United States for about 10 years. He died on 17 January 1970, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Jacob Amundsen
Clara Ovidia Svendsen
Marriage: 28 January 1914
Frank Henry Amundsen
Infant Amundsen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 January 1914Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act
    Age 3
    This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
    1893 · Fridtjof Nansen
    Age 6
    Birth year of Fridtjof Nansen. Norwegian explorer, scientist, diplomat, humanitarian and Nobel Peace Prize laureate.
    1909 · The NAACP is formed
    Age 22
    Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Alf, Erik, Thor, Egil, Hjordis, Iver, Per, Svein.Norwegian and Danish: patronymic from the personal name Amund, Old Norse Ǫgmundr, composed of the elements agi ‘awe’ (or possibly ag ‘point of a sword’) + mund ‘protection’.

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

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    Sources (32)

    • Henry Jacob Amundsen, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Henry Jacob Amundsen, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Henry Jacob Amundsen, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"

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