Gustaf Helge Skarin

Male9 December 1891–18 November 1943

Brief Life History of Gustaf Helge

When Gustaf Helge Skarin was born on 9 December 1891, in Tarsled, Älvsborg, Sweden, his father, Svante Andreasson Skarin, was 29 and his mother, Kristina Eriksdotter, was 38. He had at least 1 daughter with Susan Louise Ridderhof. He died on 18 November 1943, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 51.

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Gustaf Helge Skarin
Susan Louise Ridderhof
Joy Skarin

Sources (19)

  • Unknown, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Gustave Helge Skarin, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Gustav Helge Skarin, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

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.


Age 6

World exposition held in Stockholm. First Swedish car built.


Age 14

Union of Norway and Sweden dissolved.

Name Meaning

Swedish: habitational name from any of several places named with Old Swedish skar (e.g. Skara), in most cases meaning ‘cleft, crevice’, + the adjectival suffix -in, a derivative of Latin -in(i)us ‘relating to’.

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

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