Lorna Martha Togstad

1914–2000 (Age 85)
New Hampton Township, Chickasaw, Iowa, United States

The Life of Lorna Martha

When Lorna Martha Togstad was born on 23 December 1914, in New Hampton Township, Chickasaw, Iowa, United States, her father, Edward Togstad, was 25 and her mother, Martha Berta Alvina Vollrecht, was 21. She lived in Charles City, Floyd, Iowa, United States for about 20 years. She died on 6 June 2000, in Chandler, Henderson, Texas, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Chandler, Henderson, Texas, United States.

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1917 · Camp Dodge

Age 3

Original construction of the Camp Dodge began in 1907 and was originally planned to provide a place for the National Guard units to train. In 1917, it was handed over to national authorities and expanded to become the regional training center for World War I forces. The Camp was named after Brigadier General Grenville M. Dodge, who organized Iowa's first National Guard unit. When the war ended, the camp was downsized and turned back over to the state until the start of World War II. Today, Camp Dodge has served only as a Guard and Reserve installation.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 23

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads named Rogstad, Rokstad, or Rostad, from a personal name (for example Old Norse Hrólfr, a compound of hróðolfr ‘fame’, ‘honor’ + ulfr ‘wolf’, or Hróarr, of which the second element is -arr ‘spear’) + staðir ‘farmstead’, ‘dwelling’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Lorna Togstad in household of Gustaf G Vollricht, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lorna Craighton in household of Edward Togstead, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lorna Togstad in household of Ed Togstad, "Iowa State Census, 1925"

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