Varold Phillips Rolfson

1 June 1921–23 March 1999 (Age 77)
Raymond, Warner, Alberta, Canada

The Life of Varold Phillips

When Varold Phillips Rolfson was born on 1 June 1921, in Raymond, Warner, Alberta, Canada, his father, Francis Bent Rolfson, was 48 and his mother, Emily Caroline Phillips, was 45. He married Margaret Bennett on 12 June 1946, in Cardston, Alberta, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He immigrated to Montana, United States in 1944 and lived in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada in 1926 and World for about 5 years. He died on 23 March 1999, in Magrath, Cardston, Alberta, Canada, at the age of 77, and was buried in Magrath, Cardston, Alberta, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Varold Phillips Rolfson
Margaret Bennett
Marriage: 12 June 1946
Richard Bent Rolfson

Spouse and Children

12 June 1946
Cardston, Alberta, Canada


    Richard Bent Rolfson


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 2

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1933 · Fort Peck Dam Construction Begins

Age 12

Construction on the Fort Peck Dam started in 1933. It is the highest of six major dams along the Missouri River. It is located in the northeastern part of Montana near Glasgow and Fort Peck.
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 21

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

Name Meaning

Respelling of Norwegian Rolfsen, a patronymic from the personal name Rolf, from Old Norse Hrólfr, a compound of hróðolfr ‘fame’, ‘honor’ + ulfr ‘wolf’.

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

Story Highlight

Grandma Rolfson's Birthday Letter to Rilla Rae

22 January1988 Your birthday is fast approaching and I finally have drafted something to send to you – hopefully it will be what you want. I’ve also copied the letter mother sent to me in 1943. 20 …

Sources (3)

  • Verald Rolfson in household of Francis B Rolfson, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Vernald Rolfson in household of Francis Benj Rolfson, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Varold phillips Rolfson, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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