Roy Carlson

28 August 1897–August 1964 (Age 66)
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States

The Life of Roy

Roy Carlson was born on 28 August 1897, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States as the son of Oscar Carlson. He married Alma Schuette on 31 December 1921, in Cook, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He died in August 1964, in his hometown, at the age of 67.

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Roy Carlson
Alma Schuette
Marriage: 31 December 1921
Roy John Carlson Jr
Jeanne Audry Carlson
George William Carlson
William Allia Carlson

Spouse and Children

31 December 1921
Cook, Illinois, United States



    George William Carlson


    William Allia Carlson


    Jeanne Audry Carlson


Parents and Siblings

    Oscar Carlson




World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1900 · The Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal

Age 3

Historically known as the Chicago Drainage Canal, the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal is a canal system that connects the Chicago River to the Des Plaines River. It reverses the direction of the Chicago River, which now flows out of Lake Michigan rather than into it. It is one of two canals that helps navigation to ships traveling between the Great Lakes Waterway and the Mississippi River system.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 19

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

1 Scandinavian: respelling of Norwegian and Danish Carlsen or Swedish Carlsson .2 Dutch and German: patronymic from Carl . See also Karlson .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Roy Carlson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Roy John Carlson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Roy J Carlson, "Illinois, Cook County Marriages, 1871-1920"

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