Bertha Jean Faurschou

Female4 July 1928–18 February 2004

Brief Life History of Bertha Jean

When Bertha Jean Faurschou was born on 4 July 1928, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, her father, Clarence Christian Faurschou, was 31 and her mother, Albertha Clara Hodges, was 28. She married Harold Helmer Soderquist on 31 August 1950. She died on 18 February 2004, in Lake Elsinore, Riverside, California, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, Riverside, California, United States.

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Howard Houston Willingham
Bertha Jean Faurschou
Marriage: 14 June 1973

Sources (17)

  • Bertha Jean Faurschou in household of Clarence Christian Faurschou, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Bertha Jean Faurschou - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Bertha Jean Faurschou
  • Bertha J Soderquist, "California Marriage Index, 1960-1985"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 June 1973Orange, California, United States
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    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

    1931 · The Hogle Zoo

    Age 3

    Being supported through Salt Lake City taxes, Hogle Zoo has been at its present location at the mouth of Emigration Canyon since 1931 on land donated by Mr. and Mrs. James A. Hogle. In 1936, the zoo purchased Princess Alice, an elephant, from a traveling circus. She gave birth to the first elephant born in Utah. His name was Prince Utah and he died at eleven months old. Current exhibits include various birds, mammals, and reptiles from around the world.

    1948 · The Beginning of the Cold War

    Age 20

    The Berlin Blockade was the first major crises of the Cold War. The Soviet Union blocked all access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control and offered to drop the blockade if the newly introduced Deutsche Mark was removed from West Berlin. The Berlin Blockade showed the different ideological and economic visions for postwar Europe. Even though there wasn't any fire fight during the cold war, many of these skirmishes arose and almost caused nuclear war on multiple occasions.

    Name Meaning

    Latinized version of a Continental Germanic name, a short form of various compound women's personal names derived from berht ‘famous’ (akin to Modern English bright). It probably existed in England before the Conquest, and was certainly reinforced by Norman use, but fell out of use in the 15th century. It was reintroduced into the English-speaking world from Germany in the 19th century, but has once again gone out of fashion.

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

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