Torris Aslaksen Halaas

25 November 1827–10 May 1908 (Age 80)
Kornstad, Averøy, Møre og Romsdal, Norway

The Life of Torris

When Torris Aslaksen Halaas was born on 25 November 1827, in Kornstad, Møre og Romsdal, Norway, his father, Aslak Noesen Halaas, was 34 and his mother, Eli Olsdatter, was 30. He married Gjertrud Olava Jonsdatter on 15 April 1855, in Kvernes, Averøy, Møre og Romsdal, Norway. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 10 May 1908, in Nordmore Township, Foster, North Dakota, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Kvernes Cemetery, Carrington, Foster, North Dakota, United States.

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Family Time Line

Torris Aslaksen Halaas
1827–1908
Gjertrud Olava Jonsdatter
1827–1895
Marriage: 15 April 1855
Aslak Torrisen
1855–1924
Elen Johanna Torrisdatter
1858–1933
Torrisen
1861–1861
Torrisdatter
1862–1862
John Toresen
1864–1869
Torrisen
1868–1868
John Torrisen Halaas
1870–1955

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
15 April 1855
Kvernes, Averøy, Møre og Romsdal, Norway
children

(7)

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Aslak Noesen Halaas

    Male1792–1851Male

    Eli Olsdatter

    Female1797–1838Female

siblings

(6)

    Ole Aslaksen Halaas

    Male1820–1894Male

    Noe Aslaksen

    Male1822–Male

    Malene Aslakdatter Halås

    Female1825–1901Female

    Male1827–1908Male

    Gjertrud Aslaksdatter

    Female1831–1914Female

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1828 · Henrik Ibsen

Age 1

Birth year of Henrik Ibsen. Norwegian playwright and theatre director and one of the most influential playwrights of his time. His most-known works were Peer Gynt and A Doll's House.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 3

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1855 · Erik Werenskiold

Age 28

Birth year of Erik Werenskiold Norwegian painter and illustrator. He was especially known for his drawings of the Asbjørnsen and Moe fairytale collection.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Norwegian Aslaksen and Swedish Aslaksson, patronymics from the personal name Aslak, Old Norse Áslákr, from elements meaning ‘god’ + ‘giant’ or ‘battle’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Census: U.S., North Dakota, Foster, Nordmore Twp., 1900
  • Census: State, North Dakota, Foster County, 1885
  • Census: U.S., Minnesota, Chippewa, Kragero, 1880

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