John August Beckstrand

Brief Life History of John August

When John August Beckstrand was born on 19 March 1865, in Deseret, Millard, Utah, United States, his father, Elias August Beckstrand, was 32 and his mother, Anna Sofia Hegglund, was 31. He married Mary Elizabeth Stott on 30 November 1892, in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons. He lived in Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States for about 50 years and Meadow Election Precinct, Millard, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 16 April 1951, in Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Meadow Cemetery, Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States.

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John August Beckstrand
Mary Elizabeth Stott
Marriage: 30 November 1892
John Morale Beckstrand
Orvil Edwin Beckstrand
Arland Stott Beckstrand
Grant Heglund Beckstrand
Blake H. Beckstrand

Sources (42)

  • John A Beckstrand, "United States 1950 Census"
  • John A Beckstrand, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
  • John August Beckstrand, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

World Events (8)

1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

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

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 The Amendment was later repealed.

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

Swedish: variant, mostly Americanized, of Bäckstrand, an ornamental name composed of the elements bäck ‘stream’ + strand ‘shore’.

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

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