George Skogstad

11 August 1893–17 January 1971 (Age 77)
Minnesota, United States

The Life of George

When George Skogstad was born on 11 August 1893, in Minnesota, United States, his father, Gustav Skougstad, was 32 and his mother, Sena Larsdotter Skime, was 31. He married Esther Florence Torgerson on 3 April 1923, in Stevens, Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Swan Lake Township, Stevens, Minnesota, United States for about 10 years. He died on 17 January 1971, in Pope, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 77.

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George Skogstad
Esther Florence Torgerson
Marriage: 3 April 1923
Genevieve Skogstad
Betty Jean Skogstad Anderson

Spouse and Children

3 April 1923
Stevens, Minnesota, United States


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · The Kensington Runestone

Age 5

A Swedish man, Olof Ohman, was farming on his land when he came across a 202-pound rock slab that had strange writing on it. Convinced it was proof that Scandinavian explorers came to that area before Columbus found the Americas, he had it looked at by scholars and linguists to find its translation. There has been a drawn-out debate on the stone's authenticity, with a scholarly consensus that classifies it as a hoax and the community which is convinced that it is authentic.
1914 · The Man With The First Air Conditioned Home

Age 21

Charles Gates was the first person in the United States to install air conditioning in his home. Funny thing was, Gates died a year before it was installed.

Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of eight farmsteads so named, probably from the Old Norse personal name Skógr + Old Norse staðir, plural of staðr ‘farmstead’, ‘dwelling’.

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

Sources (2)

  • George Skogstad, "United States Census, 1940"
  • George Skogstad, "United States Census, 1930"

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