Agnes Caroline Ericksen

6 September 1891–23 November 1982 (Age 91)
Hemnes Prestegjeld, Nordland, Norway

The Life of Agnes Caroline

When Agnes Caroline Ericksen was born on 6 September 1891, in Hemnes Prestegjeld, Nordland, Norway, her father, Erick Olof Eriksson, was 44 and her mother, Anna Kristine Andersdotter, was 34. She married Clarence Henry Torbenson on 20 December 1915, in Moorhead, Clay, Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Nelson Township, Barnes, North Dakota, United States in 1925 and Fargo, Cass, North Dakota, United States for about 10 years. She died on 23 November 1982, in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States.

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Clarence Henry Torbenson
Agnes Caroline Ericksen
Marriage: 20 December 1915
Gladys Ruth Torbenson
Corella Geneive Torbenson
Clair Alvin Torbenson
Elroy Alger Torbenson
Violet Lorrain Torbenson
Waldo Loren Torbenson
Kenneth Elsworth Torbenson
Harris Loyal Theodore Torbenson
Marvin Garfield Torbenson
Emma Delores Torbenson
Clarence Duane Torbenson

Spouse and Children

20 December 1915
Moorhead, Clay, Minnesota, United States


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World Events (8)

1893 · Fridtjof Nansen

Age 2

Birth year of Fridtjof Nansen. Norwegian explorer, scientist, diplomat, humanitarian and Nobel Peace Prize laureate.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 25

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.

Name Meaning

Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from Erick, from the Old Norse personal name Eiríkr ( see Erickson ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Agnes Torbenson in household of Clarence H Torbenson, "North Dakota Census, 1925"
  • Agnes Torbenson in household of Clarence Torbenson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Agnes Torbenson in household of Clarence Torbenson, "United States Census, 1940"

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