Karl Axel Harry Palmqvist

12 January 1923–23 December 2009 (Age 87)
Vadstena, Östergötland, Sweden

The Life of Karl Axel Harry

When Karl Axel Harry Palmqvist was born on 12 January 1923, in Vadstena, Östergötland, Sweden, his father, Axel Fredrik Ferdinand Palmqvist, was 34 and his mother, Selma Viktoria Månsson, was 33. He married Maj Ragna on 2 July 1965. He died on 23 December 2009, in Vreta Kloster, Östergötland, Sweden, at the age of 86.

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Karl Axel Harry Palmqvist
Maj Ragna
Marriage: 2 July 1965

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2 July 1965

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World Events (8)


Age 16

World War II began. Sweden neutral.

Age 17

Sweden forced to allow German troops to cross through Sweden to Norway. Sweden became refuge for Danes and Norwegians.

Age 23

Sweden joined United Nations.

Name Meaning

Swedish: ornamental name composed of the elements palm ‘palm tree’ + quist, an old or ornamental spelling of kvist ‘twig’.

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

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  • Karl Axel Harry Palmqvist birth -- 12 January 1923; Vadstena, Östergötland, Sweden
  • Karl Axel Harry Palmqvist death record -- 23 December 2009; Vreta Kloster, Östergötland, Sweden

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