Marvin William Erickson

10 November 1924–5 September 2013 (Age 88)
Parkers Prairie, Otter Tail, Minnesota, United States

The Life of Marvin William

When Marvin William Erickson was born on 10 November 1924, in Parkers Prairie, Otter Tail, Minnesota, United States, his father, John Albert Erickson Sr, was 34 and his mother, Elsie Blanche Ackerman, was 26. He married Leona Ilene Swenson on 19 September 1953, in Beaverton, Washington, Oregon, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He lived in Eastern Township, Otter Tail, Minnesota, United States in 1940 and Portland, Washington, Oregon, United States in 1993. He registered for military service in 1945. He died on 5 September 2013, in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States.

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Marvin William Erickson
Leona Ilene Swenson
Marriage: 19 September 1953
Cynthia Rae Erickson
Cheryl Ilene Erickson
Connie Marie Erickson

Spouse and Children

19 September 1953
Beaverton, Washington, Oregon, United States


    Cynthia Rae Erickson



    Connie Marie Erickson


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World Events (8)


Age 3

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1931 · The Prehistoric Minnesota Woman

Age 7

The Minnesota Woman was the name given to the skeletal remains of a woman thought to be 8,000 years old found near Pelican Rapids. The bones were brought to the University of Minnesota for more study. Later, Dr. Albert Jenks identified them as the bones of a 15 or 16 year old woman. Scientists now recognize the girl as someone whose ancestors were Paleo-Indian and now her skeletal remains have been reburied in South Dakota, not available for further study.
1948 · The Beginning of the Cold War

Age 24

The Berlin Blockade was the first major crises of the Cold War. The Soviet Union blocked all access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control and offered to drop the blockade if the newly introduced Deutsche Mark was removed from West Berlin. The Berlin Blockade showed the different ideological and economic visions for postwar Europe. Even though there wasn't any fire fight during the cold war, many of these skirmishes arose and almost caused nuclear war on multiple occasions.

Name Meaning

Respelling of a Scandinavian and North German patronymic derived from the Old Norse personal name Eiríkr, which is composed of ei ‘ever’, ‘always’ (or a reduced form of ein ‘one’, ‘only’) + rík ‘power’. The main forms are Erichsen , Eriksen , Ericsson , and Eriksson .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Marvin Erickson in household of John A Erickson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Marvin W Erickson in household of John A Erickson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Marvin William Erickson, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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