Eben Reinhold Thorsten Blomquist

19 September 1890–15 December 1968 (Age 78)
Kristianstad, Skåne, Sweden

The Life Summary of Eben Reinhold Thorsten

When Eben Reinhold Thorsten Blomquist was born on 19 September 1890, in Kristianstad, Skåne, Sweden, his father, Johan Alfred Blomquist, was 29 and his mother, Carolina Sofia Konstantia Johansdotter, was 32. He married Ethel Eugenia Johnson on 8 October 1914, in Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Redlands, San Bernardino, California, United States in 1930 and San Bernardino Judicial Township, San Bernardino, California, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1917. He died on 15 December 1968, in Murray, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Eben Reinhold Thorsten Blomquist
Ethel Eugenia Johnson
Marriage: 8 October 1914
Russell Eben Blomquist
Eben Johnson Blomquist
Wayne Thorsten Blomquist
LaVon Ethel Blomquist
Melvin Reinhold Blomquist
Betty Gene Blomquist
Eben Johnson Blomquist

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 October 1914Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 6
    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.
    1896 · Utah becomes a state
    Age 6
    After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition, that all forms of polygamy were to be banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.
    1911 · The Salt Lake Airport
    Age 21
    The site for the Salt Lake International Airport started as a desolate area of the Valley that was originally used to herd sheep. A cinder-covered landing strip was subsequently created for the Great International Aviation Carnival that was held later in that same year. It brought many pioneers of the aviation industry. Aviator Glenn H. Curtiss brought his newly invented Seaplane to the carnival and demonstrated it to the public by taking off from the Great Salt Lake. It slowly grew until Charles Lindbergh visited that area. After his visit, the airfield changed into a Municipal Airport and started being a hub for most flights from New York to California. After World War II, the airport turned into an international hub for most flights in the Mountain West. In recent history, it sees around 30 million travelers each year and continues to grow in popularity by travelers to and from Utah. It became a hub for Delta Air Lines after its merger with Western Airlines.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Nils, Sven, Alrik, Arni, Bertel, Britt, Erik, Erland, Gothard, Iver, Lennart, Ove.Swedish: ornamental name composed of the elements blom ‘flower’ + quist, an old or ornamental spelling of kvist ‘twig’. Compare Bloomquist .

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

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    Sources (50)

    • Eben Reinhold Thorsten Blomquist, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Eben R Blomquist in entry for Fielding Hyrum Harris and La Von Ethel Blomquist, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • E R T Blomquist in entry for Wayne Thorsten Blomquist, "California, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"

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