Karla Hjorth

15 August 1886–1953 (Age 66)

The Life of Karla

When Karla Hjorth was born on 15 August 1886, in Denmark, her father, August Frederik Hjorth, was 30 and her mother, Valborg Julie Dagmar Sophie Bjorn, was 22. She married Johan Didrik Hilden Ravnsborg on 11 October 1917, in The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Orange, Essex, New Jersey, United States in 1920 and West Orange, Essex, New Jersey, United States in 1940. She died in 1953, at the age of 67, and was buried in West Orange, Essex, New Jersey, United States.

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Family Time Line

Johan Didrik Hilden Ravnsborg
Karla Hjorth
Marriage: 11 October 1917
Norman Ravnsborg

Spouse and Children

    Johan Didrik Hilden Ravnsborg



11 October 1917
The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States


    Norman Ravnsborg


Parents and Siblings

    August Frederik Hjorth


    Valborg Julie Dagmar Sophie Bjorn




    Knud Hjorth



    Immanuel Hjorth


World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Age 8

Mary Philbrook was the first woman in New Jersey to become a lawyer. She had applied for admission to the New Jersey Bar in 1894, but was rejected because the New Jersey Court stated that women were not vested with any right to be attorneys. Mary lobbied with the Jersey City Woman's Club for an update to the law, which was passed in 1895 and allowed women to become lawyers. Mary Philbrook was the first woman to be admitted after the law change.

Age 18

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

Scandinavian: variant of Hjort .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Karla Rarnsborg in household of John Rarnsborg, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Carla Ravnsborg in household of John Ravnsborg, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Karla Hjort, "Denmark Census, 1901"

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