Selma A. Larson

23 June 1890–20 October 1918 (Age 28)
Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States

The Life of Selma A.

When Selma A. Larson was born on 23 June 1890, in Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States, her father, Andrew Bartel Larson, was 36 and her mother, Susan Thompson, was 31. She married Joseph Clyde Folven on 22 June 1916, in North Dakota, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 20 October 1918, in Watford City, McKenzie, North Dakota, United States, at the age of 28, and was buried in Watford City, McKenzie, North Dakota, United States.

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Joseph Clyde Folven
Selma A. Larson
Marriage: 22 June 1916
Raymond Emmett Folven

Spouse and Children

22 June 1916
North Dakota, United States


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World Events (7)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 8

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 10

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

1 Americanized form of Swedish Larsson , Danish and Norwegian Larsen .2 English: patronymic from a pet form of Lawrence .

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

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Story Highlight

Selma A. Larson

Selma was not married to Anton (Robert), but they had my grandpa, Robert Reed Larson. However, since Anton was not around and Selma died young, my Grandpa was raised by his grandparents. Selma did get …

Sources (3)

  • Salma A Larson in household of Audner Larson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Selma A Larson in household of Andrew B Larson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Selma Larson in entry for Robert Reed Larson, "Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994"

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