Norma Ruth Carlson

Female16 July 1931–2009

Brief Life History of Norma Ruth

When Norma Ruth Carlson was born on 16 July 1931, in Lincoln Township, Adams, Iowa, United States, her father, Harry Carl Carlson, was 30 and her mother, Clara Daisy Judd, was 32. She lived in Chariton, Lucas, Iowa, United States in 1940 and United States in 1949. She died in 2009, in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States, at the age of 78.

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Norma Ruth Carlson

Sources (3)

  • Norma R Carlson, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Norma Ruth Carlson, "Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935"
  • Norma Carlson in household of Harry C Carlson, "United States Census, 1940"

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World Events (8)


Age 1

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

1934 · The Grout Museum

Age 3

The museum started as a private collection given to the city by Henry W. Grout. Today it is still a nonprofit educational museum that helps engage students and all people from the surrounding communities.

1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 24

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nels, Lennart, Nils, Sven, Helmer, Iver, Berger, Erland, Lars, Anders, Evald.

Americanized form (and a less common Swedish variant) of Swedish Carlsson or Karlsson . This is also an Americanized form of the Norwegian and Danish cognates Carlsen and Karlsen . Compare Charlson .

German: variant of Karlson and, in North America, (also) an altered form of this. This surname is also found in Britain, possibly to be associated first with immigration of German miners into Cumberland in the 16th century.

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

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