Bernt Tobias Williams

24 December 1910–6 October 1996 (Age 85)
Buena Vista, Iowa, United States

The Life of Bernt Tobias

When Bernt Tobias Williams was born on 24 December 1910, in Buena Vista, Iowa, United States, his father, Andrew Berntsen Vatland, was 21 and his mother, Thora Aase, was 23. He married Lyla Margaret Kottum on 4 November 1938, in Benson, Swift, Minnesota, United States. He died on 6 October 1996, in Olivia, Renville, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 85.

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Bernt Tobias Williams
Lyla Margaret Kottum
Marriage: 4 November 1938

Spouse and Children

4 November 1938
Benson, Swift, Minnesota, United States

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World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 2

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 3

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1934 · The Grout Museum

Age 24

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.

Name Meaning

English (also very common in Wales): patronymic from William .

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

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Sources (2)

  • Bernt T Williams, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Bernt Tobias Williams - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Bernt Tobias Williams

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