Þórarinn Bjarnason

17 June 1849–21 February 1924 (Age 74)
Hruni, Vestur-Skaftafellssýsla, Suðurland, Iceland

The Life Summary of Þórarinn

When Þórarinn Bjarnason was born on 17 June 1849, in Hruni, Vestur-Skaftafellssýsla, Suðurland, Iceland, his father, Bjarni Magnússon, was 47 and his mother, Karítas Jakobsdóttir, was 38. He married Brynhildur Jónsdóttir on 28 July 1872, in Langholt, Vestur-Skaftafellssýsla, Suðurland, Iceland. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Springville Ward 1, Utah, Utah, United States in 1910. He died on 21 February 1924, in Springville, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Þórarinn Bjarnason
Brynhildur Jónsdóttir
Marriage: 28 July 1872
Volborg Johanna Bjarnason
John Bjarnason
Thorarinn Bjarnason
Rannveig Þórarinsdóttir Bjarnason
Gudrun Jonena Bjarnason
Johannes Agust Einar Thorarinsson Bjarnson
Stephan Bjarnason
Gunnar Bjarnason
Brynhildur or Matilda Bjarnason
Karitas Bjarnason

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 July 1872Langholt, Vestur-Skaftafellssýsla, Suðurland, Iceland
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 14
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
    Age 14
    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 21
    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    Story Highlight

    Elder Thorarinn Bjarnason

    In 1883 John A. Sutton reported his experience of leading a group of LDS Icelandic emigrants across the Atlantic, having met them in Liverpool just prior to embarking: We arrived here [Queenstown] …

    Sources (31)

    • T H Bjarnason, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Thorarrin Bjarnason, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Thorinn Bjarnson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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