Kenneth Ellsworth Gunrud

7 June 1914–10 October 2013 (Age 99)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life of Kenneth Ellsworth

When Kenneth Ellsworth Gunrud was born on 7 June 1914, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Kolbjørn Gunnerud, was 26 and his mother, Juliana Charlotta Johanson, was 31. He lived in Midvale, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1930 and Salt Lake City Ward 2, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 10 October 2013, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 99, and was buried in Redwood Memorial Estates, West Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Kolbjørn Gunnerud
1888–1972
Juliana Charlotta Johanson
1882–1977
Gunrud
1913–1913
Kenneth Ellsworth Gunrud
1914–2013
Norman Sylvester Gunrud
1916–2007
Edith Martha Gunrud
1919–2013
June Gloria Gunrud
1921–2007
Doris Helen Gunrud
1925–2018

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1916 · No-Ni-Shee Arch

Age 2

The No-Ni-Shee Arch was a temporary archway near the intersection of Main Street and South Temple in downtown Salt Lake City. The archway was built in 1916 for the Wizard of the Wasatch festival. The name No-Ni-Shee was derived from a mythical American Indian Salt Princess. Her tears caused the Great Salt Lake to be salty. The arch was dedicated to her and sprayed with salt water so that salt eventually crystallized on Main Street. The Wizard’s carnivals enlivened Utah’s summers for several years. The last Wizard of the Wasatch carnival was held in 1916, on the eve of World War I.
1941

Age 27

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Norwegian: from Gubberud, name of seven places in eastern Norway, named with Gubbi, a pet form of the Old Norse male name Guðbrandr, + rud ‘clearing’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Kenneth Elsworth Gunrud in household of Colbjorn Gunrud, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Kenneth Ellsworth Gunrud, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Kenneth Elsworth Gunrud, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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