Hedvig Carolina Tidlund

Brief Life History of Hedvig Carolina

When Hedvig Carolina Tidlund was born on 7 July 1899, in Amherst, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Julius Hesekell Tidlund, was 28 and her mother, Hilda Caroline Pedersen, was 23. She married Carl Watts on 17 September 1919, in Amherst, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in Hampden, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States in 1900. She died in November 1979, in Amherst, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 80.

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Carl Watts
Hedvig Carolina Tidlund
Marriage: 17 September 1919
Carl Nelson Watts
Julius Irving Watts
James R Watts

Sources (19)

  • Hedwig Tiedland, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Hedvig Karolina Tidlund, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Mrs Hedwig Watts in entry for Carl Nelson Watts, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

1900 · Giving Puerto Rico an American Welcome

A law that established government on the island of Puerto Rico and gave all Puerto Ricans citizenship. This law was replaced by the Jones–Shafroth Act in 1917.


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

Name Meaning

equivalent of Hedwig ‘battle strife’ , borne by the young girl who is the central character in Henrik Ibsen's play The Wild Duck ( 1886 ).

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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