Edna Louise Rygh

3 September 1917–3 September 2007 (Age 90)
Galesburg, Traill, North Dakota, United States

The Life of Edna Louise

When Edna Louise Rygh was born on 3 September 1917, in Galesburg, Traill, North Dakota, United States, her father, Gerhard T Rygh, was 42 and her mother, Ingeborg N Jystad, was 32. She married Carl Edwin Hofland on 28 March 1959, in Marshall, South Dakota, United States. She lived in Traill, North Dakota, United States in 1935 and Dovre Township, Kandiyohi, Minnesota, United States in 1940. She died on 3 September 2007, in Montevideo, Chippewa, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Terrace Lawn Memory Gardens, Lac qui Parle, Minnesota, United States.

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Carl Edwin Hofland
Edna Louise Rygh
Marriage: 28 March 1959

Spouse and Children

28 March 1959
Marshall, South Dakota, United States

Parents and Siblings


    Ingeborg N Jystad




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World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1931 · The Prehistoric Minnesota Woman

Age 14

The Minnesota Woman was the name given to the skeletal remains of a woman thought to be 8,000 years old found near Pelican Rapids. The bones were brought to the University of Minnesota for more study. Later, Dr. Albert Jenks identified them as the bones of a 15 or 16 year old woman. Scientists now recognize the girl as someone whose ancestors were Paleo-Indian and now her skeletal remains have been reburied in South Dakota, not available for further study.

Age 24

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Norwegian: variant of Rygg .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Edna L. Rygh in household of Ida L Rygh, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Edna Rygh in household of Gerhard Rygh, "North Dakota Census, 1925"
  • Edna L Rygh in household of Gerald J Rygh, "United States Census, 1930"

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