Gwendolyn Ruth Malmgren

Female20 February 1928–3 July 1989

Brief Life History of Gwendolyn Ruth

When Gwendolyn Ruth Malmgren was born on 20 February 1928, in Saline, Kansas, United States, her father, Carl Milton Malmgren, was 36 and her mother, Edith Elizabeth Davidson, was 37. She married John Norman Beckham on 27 September 1952, in Jackson, Missouri, United States. She lived in Falun, Saline, Kansas, United States in 1940. She died on 3 July 1989, in Orange, Orange, California, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Salemsborg, Saline, Kansas, United States.

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John Norman Beckham
Gwendolyn Ruth Malmgren
Marriage: 27 September 1952

Sources (7)

  • Gwendolyn Malmgren in household of Milton Malmgren, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Gwendolyn Malmgren Beckham, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Gwendolyn R Malmgren in entry for John N Beckham, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 September 1952Jackson, Missouri, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (2)

    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.


    Age 1

    Kansas was part of the Dust Bowl during the great depression of the 1930's.

    1945 · Peace in a Post War World

    Age 17

    The Yalta Conference was held in Crimea to talk about establishing peace and postwar reorganization in post-World War II Europe. The heads of government that were attending were from the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. Later the Conference would become a subject of controversy at the start of the Cold War.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Britt, Erland, Sven.

    Swedish: ornamental name composed of the elements malm ‘sand, gravel’ (a common placename element) or ‘ore’ + gren ‘branch’.

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

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