William Lawrence Sobieski

Male2 October 1923–27 March 2003

Brief Life History of William Lawrence

When William Lawrence Sobieski was born on 2 October 1923, in Marysville, Fremont, Idaho, United States, his father, Frank Sobieski, was 31 and his mother, Lenna Pearl Staker, was 22. He married Muriel Waldram Steele on 11 July 1946, in Dillon, Beaverhead, Montana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Coltman Election Precinct, Bonneville, Idaho, United States in 1940 and Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States in 1950. He registered for military service in 1943. He died on 27 March 2003, in Midvale, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Murray Cemetery, Murray, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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William Lawrence Sobieski
Muriel Waldram Steele
Marriage: 11 July 1946
Lynne S.l Campbel

Sources (33)

  • William L. Sobieski, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • William L. Sobieski, "Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950"
  • William Lawerence Sobieski, "Idaho, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 July 1946Dillon, Beaverhead, Montana, United States
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 4

    Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

    1927 · Land Covered in Dinosaur Fossils

    Age 4

    The quarry was originally found by sheepherders and cattlemen as they drove their animals through the area. The Department of Geology at the University of Utah soon visited the area and found 800 fossils of a variety of Dinosaurs from the Jurassic Era. Because of the proximity of the site to Cleveland, Utah, and because most of the expeditions were financed by Malcolm Lloyd, the site was later known as the Cleveland-Lloyd Quarry. In later years, Princeton college spent three summers at the site. They collected a total of 1,200 bones, part of which were sent back to the school and mounted to complete a full skeleton of an Allosaurus, Utah’s State Fossil. Over the years, excavations led to the collection of more than 12,000 fossils from the quarry. It was designated as a National Natural Landmark in 1965.

    1944 · The G.I Bill

    Age 21

    The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Polish Jaroslaw, Stanislaw, Tadeusz, Zigmunt.

    Polish: habitational name for someone from Sobieszyn, or Sobieska Wola, in Lublin Voivodeship.

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

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