Laurits Larsen

Male14 February 1855–29 March 1897

Brief Life History of Laurits

When Laurits Larsen was born on 14 February 1855, in Vor Frue, Ålborg, Denmark, his father, Johannes Larsen, was 31 and his mother, Ane Jorgensdatter, was 29. He married Mena Beck on 3 May 1881, in Ålborg, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 29 March 1897, in Spring City, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 42, and was buried in Spring City, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Laurits Larsen
Mena Beck
Marriage: 3 May 1881
Vivian Larsen
Stella Larsen
Mead Larsen
Louis Dean Larsen
Bryant Beck Larsen
Vera Rebecca Larsen

Sources (19)

  • Louis Larsen in household of John Larsen, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Louis Larsen in entry for Bryant Beck Larsen and Cora Wall Allen, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
  • Lewis Larsen in entry for Mena Beck Larsen, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 May 1881Ålborg, Denmark
  • Children (6)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1859 · Copenhagen Waterworks

    Age 4

    The Copenhagen Waterworks was the first waterworks in Denmark and served the community until 1951. It was one of the first buildings to be built outside Copenhagen's old city walls.


    Age 8

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

    Age 12

    This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Lars, Nels, Niels, Sven, Thor, Knud, Nils, Per, Jorgen, Alf, Bjorn.

    Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Lars, an equivalent of Lawrence . This is also an Americanized form of the cognate Larssen. Compare Larson 1, Larrison , and Lawson 2.

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

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    Story Highlight

    1856: Ship "Thornton" Johannes Larsen, wife Ane Jorgensen and children, Christiana, Sara and Lauritz are passengers.

    Life of James Gray Willie and Elizabeth Ann Pettit: "Thursday, 1st May 1856. Passengers embarked on the Ship Thornton, took possession of their berths as allotted to them; by the evening, order and t …

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