Axel Julius Sjölander

26 September 1882–
Lundby, Skaraborg, Sweden

The Life of Axel Julius

Axel Julius Sjölander was born on 26 September 1882, in Lundby, Skaraborg, Sweden. He married Anna Charlotta Jansson on 18 April 1914. He lived in Lundby, Göteborg och Bohus, Sweden for about 7 years and Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States for about 10 years.

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Axel Julius Sjölander
Anna Charlotta Jansson
Marriage: 18 April 1914

Spouse and Children

18 April 1914

World Events (8)

1885 · The World's First Skyscraper

Age 3

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.

Age 4

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 31

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

Name Meaning

Swedish (Sjölander): ornamental name composed of the elements sjö ‘sea’ + land ‘land’ + the suffix -er. The coinage may have been influenced by the common surname suffix -ander, derived from Greek anēr ‘man’, genitive andros.

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

Sources (3)

  • Axel K Sjolander, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Axel K Sjolander, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Axel Julius Sjölander, "Sweden, Household Examination Books, 1880-1930"

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