Nils Eric Runquist

24 April 1889–7 May 1964 (Age 75)
Näskott, Jämtland, Sweden

The Life of Nils Eric

When Nils Eric Runquist was born on 24 April 1889, in Näskott, Jämtland, Sweden, his father, Eric Rönnquist Or Runquist, was 41 and his mother, Anna Pehrsdotter, was 42. He married Esther Isabel Grunander on 17 June 1920, in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in East Longmeadow, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States in 1900. He died on 7 May 1964, in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 75.

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Family Time Line

Nils Eric Runquist
Esther Isabel Grunander
Marriage: 17 June 1920
Kenneth Carl Runquist
George Albin Runquist

Spouse and Children

17 June 1920
Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Eric Rönnquist Or Runquist


    Anna Pehrsdotter




    Anna Elisabeth Runquist


    Pehr Olof Or Olof Runquist



World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 1

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Age 8

World exposition held in Stockholm. First Swedish car built.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 20

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.

Name Meaning

Swedish: ornamental name composed of the elements run ‘rune’, ‘runic letter’ or rund ‘round’ + quist, an old or ornamental spelling of kvist ‘twig’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Neils E Ronquist in household of Eric Ronquist, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Niles E Runquist, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Nils E Runquist, "United States Census, 1930"

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