Katharine Sorenson (1883 - 1969)

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Summary

Katharine Sorenson’s biography is built and maintained by people like you. Create an online profile of Katharine so that her life is remembered forever. If any factual information is incorrect, please edit Katharine’s biography.

Katharine Sorenson Biography & Family History

This genealogy profile is dedicated to the life and ancestry of Katharine Sorenson and her immediate Sorenson family. Add to Katharine Sorenson's genealogy page to share your memories & historical research with her family and other genealogy hobbyists.

Birth

Death

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for Katharine.

Burial / Funeral

Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of Katharine Sorenson? Add burial and funeral information.

Obituary

Last Known Residence

Gresham, Multnomah County, Oregon

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Family

Add family members

Education

Did Katharine finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did Katharine attend? Add education.

Professions

Share what Katharine did for a living or if she had a career or profession. Add Profession.

Military Service

It is unknown if Katharine Sorenson is a military veteran.

Middle name

Unknown. Add middle name

Maiden name

Unknown. Add maiden name

Surnames

Ethnicity

Unknown. Add Katharine's ethnicity.

Nationality

Unknown. Add Katharine's nationality.

Religion

Unknown. Was Katharine a religious woman? Add Katharine’s religion

Gender

Female

Family Photos

Pictures really do say a thousand words. Add photos of Katharine during various points of her life.

Timeline

1883 - In the year that Katharine Sorenson was born, on June 16th, children at a children's variety show in Victoria Hall began rushing the stage area and lobby for promised prizes. In the stampede, 183 children of the 1100 present - most of them 3 to 4 years old - were crushed and asphyxiated.

1890 - When she was only 7 years old, on October 9th, in Satory, France, the first fixed-wing, steam powered aircraft flew. "Ader Éole" flew, uncontrolled, for about 160 ft. at a height of just under 8 inches off the ground.

1899 - Katharine was 16 years old when the meaning of Chinese "oracle bones" was rediscovered. Farmers in China had been turning up the bones in their fields for generations but most often they were ground up and sold as medicine. The chancellor of the Imperial Academy and a friend noticed, before they ground the bones, that they had writing. The bones had been used around the second millennium BC for divination.

1941 - When she was 58 years old, on December 7th, the Japanese attacked the military base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The surprise aerial attack damaged 8 U.S. battleships (6 later returned to service), including the USS Arizona, and destroyed 188 aircraft. 2,402 American citizens died and 1,178 wounded were wounded. On December 8th, the U.S. declared war on Japan and on December 11th, Germany and Italy (allies of Japan) declared war on the United States. World War II was in full swing.

1969 - In the year of Katharine Sorenson's passing, one hundred countries, along with the United States and the Soviet Union signed the nuclear nonproliferation treaty (NPT). It called for stopping the spread of nuclear weapons, the peaceful use of nuclear energy, and the goal of nuclear disarmament.

Katharine Sorenson Family Tree

Who was Katharine’s parents? Did she get married and did they have children? Share Katharine’s family tree to share her legacy and genealogy pedigree.

Katharine's Family
Add a parent
Add a parent
Katharine Sorenson
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling

You can add or remove people from Katharine's family tree by clicking here.

Obituary

This obit of Katharine Sorenson is updated by the community. Edit this biography to contribute to her obituary. Include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

Katharine Sorenson died in July 1969 at age 86. There is no known cause of death for Katharine. She was born on January 23, 1883. We have no information about Katharine's surviving family. We know that Katharine Sorenson had been residing in Gresham, Multnomah County, Oregon.

Memories

What do you remember about Katharine Sorenson? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about her. Or just leave a comment to show the world that Katharine is remembered.

Write a comment

Other Records of Katharine Sorenson

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Other Biographies

Sources