Merle Newton Carlson

Male24 August 1922–12 March 1988

Brief Life History of Merle Newton

When Merle Newton Carlson was born on 24 August 1922, in Ogden, Boone, Iowa, United States, his father, Gustaf Erik Carlsson, was 45 and his mother, Selma Maria Rydell, was 39. He married Lizabeth J. "Jeanette" Hanson on 1 January 1949, in Bode, Humboldt, Iowa, United States. He lived in Yell Township, Boone, Iowa, United States in 1930. He died on 12 March 1988, at the age of 65, and was buried in Rock Island Memorial Park Cemetery, Rock Island, Rock Island, Illinois, United States.

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Merle Newton Carlson
Lizabeth J. "Jeanette" Hanson
Marriage: 1 January 1949

Sources (8)

  • Merle Carlson in household of Eric G Carlson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Merle Newton Carlson, "Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935"
  • Merle N Carlson, "United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 January 1949Bode, Humboldt, Iowa, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (12)

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    World Events (8)

    1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

    Age 1

    Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

    1926 · Iowa becomes a provider of food to the world

    Age 4

    Pioneer Hi-Bred International was the leader company experimenting with hybridization of corn and other seeds for agriculture in the world. It helped make different kinds of crop able to grow in harsh conditions so that other parts of the world would be able to farm and become self-sufficient. It was bought out by DuPont in 1999 and has continued to help struggling countries around the world.


    Age 19

    Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

    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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