Paul Mathiasen Vorkinn

3 May 1895–4 May 1989 (Age 94)
Lesja, Oppland, Norway

The Life of Paul

When Paul Mathiasen Vorkinn was born on 3 May 1895, his father, Mathias Bjørnersson Vorkinn, was 30 and his mother, Maria Paulsen, was 27. He married Marit Hansdr on 30 May 1925, in Lesja, Oppland, Norway. He lived in Lesja, Oppland, Norway in 1900. He died on 4 May 1989, at the age of 94, and was buried in Lesja, Oppland, Norway.

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Paul Mathiasen Vorkinn
Marit Hansdr
Marriage: 30 May 1925

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30 May 1925
Lesja, Oppland, Norway

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · The Kensington Runestone

Age 3

A Swedish man, Olof Ohman, was farming on his land when he came across a 202-pound rock slab that had strange writing on it. Convinced it was proof that Scandinavian explorers came to that area before Columbus found the Americas, he had it looked at by scholars and linguists to find its translation. There has been a drawn-out debate on the stone's authenticity, with a scholarly consensus that classifies it as a hoax and the community which is convinced that it is authentic.

Age 25

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

Name Meaning

Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Mat(t)hias ( see Matthew ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Paul Mathiasen in household of Mathias Bjørnersen Holen, "Norway Census, 1900"
  • Paul Workind, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"
  • Paul Mathiasen - 1900 Census

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