Johanna Jorgine Johannesdotter Torsvold

7 November 1866–1934 (Age 67)
Skjold, Rogaland, Norway

The Life of Johanna Jorgine

When Johanna Jorgine Johannesdotter Torsvold was born on 7 November 1866, in Skjold, Rogaland, Norway, her father, Johannes Velumsen, was 34 and her mother, Anna Olsdatter, was 30. She died in 1934, in Story, Iowa, United States, at the age of 68.

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Johannes Velumsen
Anna Olsdatter
Velum Johannesson Torsvold
Johanna Jorgine Johannesdotter Torsvold
Ole Johannesson Torsvold
Male Child Torsvold
Johannes Johannesson Torsvold
Torunn Johannesdotter Torsvold
Johanna Johannesdotter Todsvold

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World Events (8)

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

Age 1

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 The Amendment was later repealed.
1867 · The Burtis Opera House

Age 1

The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 18

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.

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Sources (2)

  • Johanna Jorgine Johansen, "Norway, Baptisms, 1634-1927"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Johanna Jorgine Johansen - Church record: Birth record or certificate: birth: 7 November 1866; Skjold, Rogaland, Norway

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