Edna Esther Sorensen

25 January 1918–27 September 2010 (Age 92)
Center, Oliver, North Dakota, United States

The Life of Edna Esther

When Edna Esther Sorensen was born on 25 January 1918, in Center, Oliver, North Dakota, United States, her father, Christian S. Sorensen, was 44 and her mother, Fannie Esther Ford, was 36. She married Gordon S Foss on 12 April 1936, in Center, Oliver, North Dakota, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Hazen, Mercer, North Dakota, United States in 2010. She died on 27 September 2010, in Mercer, North Dakota, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Hazen, Mercer, North Dakota, United States.

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Gordon S Foss
Edna Esther Sorensen
Marriage: 12 April 1936
Gloria June Foss
Kenneth Duane Foss

Spouse and Children

12 April 1936
Center, Oliver, North Dakota, United States



    Kenneth Duane Foss


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Age 2

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 24

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

Danish and Norwegian (Sørensen): patronymic from the personal name Søren ( see Soren ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Edna Foss in household of Gorden Foss, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Edna E Sorensen in household of Christian S Sorensen, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Edna Sorensen in household of C S Sorensen, "United States Census, 1930"

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