Caroline Ramstrom

15 April 1833–26 January 1922 (Age 88)
Skärkind, Östergötland, Sweden

The Life Summary of Caroline

When Caroline Ramstrom was born on 15 April 1833, in Skärkind, Östergötland, Sweden, her father, Erick Ericksson Ramstrom, was 41 and her mother, Inga Sophia Sjostrom, was 42. She married John L. Larson on 17 January 1863, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1880. She died on 26 January 1922, in Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

John L. Larson
Caroline Ramstrom
Marriage: 17 January 1863
Oscar Nephi Larson
Hyrum Earl Larson
Eli Lawrence Larson
Helen Rose Larson
Caroline Victoria Larson
Samuel Larsen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 January 1863Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 3
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    1848 · The California Gold Rush
    Age 15
    On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 
    1857 · 7.9 Earthquake In Fort Tejon
    Age 24
    The Fort Tejon earthquake, on January 9, 1857, registered at 7.9, making it one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in the United States. Only two people were killed, largely due to the sparse population in the area where the earthquake occurred. As a result of the large scale shaking, the Kern River was turned upstream and fish were stranded miles from Tulare Lake as the waters were rocked so far from its banks.

    Name Meaning

    Swedish (Ranström): ornamental name from a placenameformed with Ran- (from Swedish ramn ‘raven’) +ström ‘river’.

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

    Story Highlight

    Caroline Ramstrom's Immigration to America

    Carolina Ramstrom was 29 years old in 1862 when she traveled from Sweden to America. As a Mormon convert, she was a member of the Norrkoping, Sweden Conference and sailed on the "Electric" (pictured h …

    Sources (40)

    • Carolina Romstrom in entry for Hiram E Larson, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Caroline Lawson, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Caroline Ramstraum Larson in entry for Eli Larson and Isabelle Grim, "Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950"

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