Mary Caroline Sorensen

Brief Life History of Mary Caroline

When Mary Caroline Sorensen was born in December 1893, in Fowler, Otero, Colorado, United States, her father, Martin Sorenson, was 35 and her mother, Martha Annie Hale, was 25. She married Edward Reese Wilks on 16 October 1917, in Deer Lodge, Powell, Montana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Deer Lodge, Montana, United States in 1920 and Anaconda, Deer Lodge, Montana, United States for about 10 years. She died on 6 June 1948, in Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in Upper Hill Cemetery, Anaconda, Deer Lodge, Montana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edward Reese Wilks
1886–1935
Mary Caroline Sorensen
1893–1948
Marriage: 16 October 1917
Edna Letitia Wilks
1918–1998
Robert John Wilks
1927–
Ester May Wilks
1930–
Roasanne Lavonne Wilks
1932–
Lyle Edward Wilks
1936–1992

Sources (20)

  • Mary C Wilks in household of Edward Wilks, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mary Caroline Sorenson, "Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950"
  • Mary Wilks, "Washington Death Certificates, 1907-1960"

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

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.

1902 · Montana Capital Building Completed

Construction started on the Montana state capital in 1899. In 1902 the capital was completed.

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nels, Niels, Per, Viggo, Einer, Lars, Morten, Bent, Holger, Jorgen, Knud.

Danish and Norwegian (Sørensen): patronymic from the personal name Søren, Danish form of Latin Severinus (see Severin ).

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

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