Helga Jonsdottir

12 July 1814–28 September 1905 (Age 91)
Klasbarði, Rangárvallasýsla, Suðurland, Iceland

The Life Summary of Helga

When Helga Jonsdottir was born on 12 July 1814, in Klasbarði, Rangárvallasýsla, Suðurland, Iceland, her father, Jon Halfdansson, was 43 and her mother, Kristin Thorleifsdr, was 32. She married Theodore Thordur Diðriksson on 2 January 1858, in President's Office, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. She died on 28 September 1905, in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Theodore Thordur Diðriksson
Helga Jonsdottir
Marriage: 2 January 1858

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 January 1858President's Office, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 5
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 6
    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
    Age 29
    A new constitution is given to Iceland by the Danish King Christian IX.

    Name Meaning

    From an Old Norse female personal name, a derivative of the adjective heilagr ‘prosperous, successful’ (from heill ‘hale, hearty, happy’). It was introduced to England before the Conquest, but did not survive long. It has been reintroduced to the English-speaking world in the 20th century from Scandinavia and Germany. See also Olga .

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

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    Sources (9)

    • Helga Dedrickson in household of Theodore Dedrickson, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Legacy NFS Source: Helga Jonsdottir - Individual or family possessions: death: 28 September 1905; Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States
    • Helga Johnsdottir, "Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868"

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