Harald Edvinsen

Brief Life History of Harald

When Harald Edvinsen was born on 16 December 1893, in Vefsn, Nordland, Norway, his father, Edvin Aleksander Eliasen, was 31 and his mother, Lise Kristine Hansdatter, was 34. He died on 15 July 1909, in Mosjøen, Nordland, Norway, at the age of 15.

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Edvin Aleksander Eliasen
Lise Kristine Hansdatter
Borghild Amanda Edvinsdatter
Harald Edvinsen
Erling Assur Edvinsen
Gudrun Edvinsdatter
Arvid Edvinsen
Reidar Edvinsen
Gudrun Edvinsdatter

Sources (2)

  • Harrald Tveraa in household of Edvin Eliassen Tveraa, "Norway Census, 1900"
  • Harald, "Norway Church Books, 1815-1930"

World Events (3)

1900 · 1900 Norwegian Census

Enumerates all persons in Norway on 3 Dec 1900. Also includes data of individuals on Norwegian ships. Includes names, birthdates & birthplaces, marital status, position in family, occupation, nationality etc.

1904 · Åsta Holth

Birth year of Åsta Holth. Well-known Norwegian author who was born at Svullrya in Hedmark county. She was of Forest Finnish descent. Many of her written works were about the residents of Finnskogen. Norwegian novelist, poet and short story writer. 

1905 · Freedom for Norway

Swedish-Norwegian union was legally dissolved. Norway became a free country in 1905. Danish Prince, Carl Fredrik, became King of Norway, and chose as his name, King Håkon VII. From then on the king was a titular head only.

Name Meaning

From the Old Norse personal name Haraldr, meaning ‘army leader’, cognate with English Harold.

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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