Vivian Esther Quist

Brief Life History of Vivian Esther

When Vivian Esther Quist was born on 16 November 1902, in Moscow, Latah, Idaho, United States, her father, John Wilhelm Quist, was 38 and her mother, Augusta Persdotter Ericksson, was 31. She lived in Whitman, Washington, United States in 1920 and Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States for about 10 years. She died in August 1985, in Pullman, Whitman, Washington, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Moscow, Latah, Idaho, United States.

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John Wilhelm Quist
Augusta Persdotter Ericksson
Vivian Esther Quist
Anton Quist
Godfrey E Quist
Theodore Waldemar Quist
Alfred Walter Quist
John Richard Quist
Ruth Quist
Len Quist
Mildred Quist

Sources (7)

  • Vivian Quist, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Vivian Ester Quist, "Idaho, Birth Index, 1861-1911"
  • Vivian Quist, "United States Social Security Death Index"

World Events (8)

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

1907 · Pike's Market

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Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Egil, Eyvind, Sig, Arnt, Erik.

Swedish: ornamental name from quist, an old or ornamental spelling of kvist ‘twig’.

Danish: nickname for a thin man, from kvist ‘twig’.

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

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