Helen Elizabeth Erickson

23 August 1914–7 March 1973 (Age 58)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Helen Elizabeth

When Helen Elizabeth Erickson was born on 23 August 1914, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, her father, Joseph Erickson, was 35 and her mother, Gerda Brita Elisabet Victorson, was 23. She married Harry Hyrum Gehring on 13 May 1935, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Utah, United States in 1935 and Election Precinct 3, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940. She died on 7 March 1973, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Murray Cemetery, Murray, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Harry Hyrum Gehring
1907–1991
Helen Elizabeth Erickson
1914–1973
Marriage: 13 May 1935
Harry Lynn Gehring
1942–2020

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 May 1935Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    World Events (8)

    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
    Age 2
    Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
    1916 · No-Ni-Shee Arch
    Age 2
    The No-Ni-Shee Arch was a temporary archway near the intersection of Main Street and South Temple in downtown Salt Lake City. The archway was built in 1916 for the Wizard of the Wasatch festival. The name No-Ni-Shee was derived from a mythical American Indian Salt Princess. Her tears caused the Great Salt Lake to be salty. The arch was dedicated to her and sprayed with salt water so that salt eventually crystallized on Main Street. The Wizard’s carnivals enlivened Utah’s summers for several years. The last Wizard of the Wasatch carnival was held in 1916, on the eve of World War I.
    1931
    Age 17
    The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

    Name Meaning

    (1997: 36236;2007: 62533; 2010: 82085)Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nels, Thor, Nils, Lars, Sven, Lief, Anders, Lennart, Iver, Elof, Erland.Americanized form (and a rare Swedish variant) of Swedish Ericsson and Eriksson , Norwegian, Danish, and North German Eriksen and Erichsen , or of any other Scandinavian or North German patronymic from a personal name derived from Old Norse Eiríkr, which is composed of ei ‘ever, always’ (or a shortened form of ein ‘one, only’) + rík ‘power’. Compare Ericksen , Ericson , and Erikson .

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

    Possible Related Names

    Erich
    Eriksson
    Ehrich
    Erichsen
    Eric
    Ericsson
    Ersland
    Eriksen

    Sources (24)

    • Erikson, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
    • Helen Erickson Gehring in household of Harry H. Gehring, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Helen Elizabeth Erickson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

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