Verner Raymond Bjork

6 June 1908–10 June 1989 (Age 81)
Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois, United States

The Life of Verner Raymond

When Verner Raymond Bjork was born on 6 June 1908, in Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois, United States, his father, Emil Bjork, was 24 and his mother, Lavina Matida Lundberg, was 24. He married Lylla Olson about 1927, in Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois, United States. He died on 10 June 1989, at the age of 81.

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Verner Raymond Bjork
Lylla Olson
Marriage: about 1927

Spouse and Children

about 1927
Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois, United States

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World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 2

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.

Age 23

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

Swedish (Björk) and Norwegian (Bjørk): habitational name from any of the many farms named with a word meaning ‘birch’ (Old Norse bjǫrk). The Swedish name can also be of ornamental origin.

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

Sources (2)

  • Verner R Bjork in household of John E Bjork, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Verner R Bjork in household of John E Bjork, "United States Census, 1920"

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