William Oliver Beckstrom

Brief Life History of William Oliver

When William Oliver Beckstrom was born on 21 June 1859, in Malmö, Malmö, Skåne, Sweden, his father, Håkan James Beckström, was 38 and his mother, Fredrica Eleonora Ekelund, was 34. He married Phyllis Ann Measom in 1882. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Benjamin, Utah, Utah, United States in 1900. He died on 3 March 1918, in Lake Shore, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Oliver Beckstrom
1859–1918
Phyllis Ann Measom
1863–1951
Marriage: 1882
Joseph Leonard Beckstrom
1902–1978

Sources (14)

  • William Beckstrum, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Legacy NFS Source: William Oliver Beckstrom - Individual or family possessions: birth: 21 June 1859; Malmöhus, Sweden
  • William Oliver Beckstrom, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

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World Events (8)

1860

Historical Boundaries: 1860: Cedar, Utah Territory, United States 1862: Utah, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Utah, Utah, United States

1863

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

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Swedish (Beckström): variant of Bäckström (see Backstrom 1) and, in North America, (also) an altered form of this.

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

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