Emma Sophia Forslund

1855–1921 (Age 66)
Strengnäs, Södermanland, Sweden

The Life of Emma Sophia

When Emma Sophia Forslund was born on 17 August 1855, in Strengnäs, Södermanland, Sweden, her father, Anders Gustaf Forslund, was 26 and her mother, Anna Sofia Lannquist, was 20. She married John Axel Allen about 1886. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She immigrated to United States in 1883 and lived in Butte, Silver Bow, Montana, United States in 1900 and Salt Lake City Ward 3, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1910. She died on 27 December 1921, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Emma Sophia Forslund
John Axel Allen
Marriage: about 1886
Alvin A. Allen
Clarence Bryan Allen
Esther Allen
Arthur Augustus Allen
Alvin Axel Allen

Spouse & Children

about 1886


Parents & Siblings



  • Female1855–1921Female

  • Frans August Forslund


  • Carl Gustave Forslund


  • John Alfred Forslund


  • Male1867–1941Male

+1 More Child

World Events (8)


Age 8

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1864 · Montana Territory

Age 9

Montana was made a territory by President Abraham Lincoln on May 26 1864. The capital was Virginia City and remained the capital until 1894, when Helena became the capital.
1873 · The Swedish Krona Becomes National Currency

Age 18

The Swedish krona replaced the Swedish riksdaler as the national currency in 1873.

Name Meaning

Swedish: ornamental name composed of the elements fors ‘waterfall’ + lund ‘grove’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Emma Allen in household of John Allen, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Emma Allen in household of John Allen, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Emma S Forslund in entry for Arthur A Allen, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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