Eilef Aberhamsen Westby

12 August 1872–27 August 1956 (Age 84)

The Life of Eilef Aberhamsen

Eilef Aberhamsen Westby was born on 12 August 1872, in Norway as the son of Aberham Ellefson and Siri Nielsdatter. He married Ragnilia C Tennerson on 20 April 1895, in Freeborn, Freeborn, Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Freeborn Township, Freeborn, Minnesota, United States in 1895 and Albert Lea, Freeborn, Minnesota, United States in 1910. He died on 27 August 1956, in Hubbard, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Bethel Cemetery, Park Rapids, Hubbard, Minnesota, United States.

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Eilef Aberhamsen Westby
Ragnilia C Tennerson
Marriage: 20 April 1895
Emil Henning Westby
Arthur Theodore Westby
Nora A Westby
Elvin Nardal Westby
Winnefred E Westby
Harry Martin Westby
Beatrice Helen Westby
Charnette Westby
Carnetha Toots Westby
David E Westby
Grace Westby
Gladys Westby

Spouse and Children

20 April 1895
Freeborn, Freeborn, Minnesota, United States


+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Aberham Ellefson


    Siri Nielsdatter




World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1875 · 1875 Norwegian Census

Age 3

Lists all family members living at each residence, including year & place of birth, position in the family, marital status etc.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 24

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.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from any of various places named Westby, for example in Lancashire, Lincolnshire, and West Yorkshire, from Old Norse vestr ‘west’ + býr ‘settlement’.2 Norwegian: habitational name from any of twenty or more farmsteads, mainly in southeastern Norway, named in Old Norse as Vestbýr, a compound Old Norse vestr ‘west’ + býr ‘settlement’. Compare 1.3 Swedish: habitational or ornamental name of the same etymology as 2 above.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Eillf Westby in household of Hans Tenneson, "Minnesota, State Census, 1895"
  • Adolph Westby, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Eallf A Wesby, "United States Census, 1920"

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