Martin Richards Gundersen

16 July 1922–30 August 2005 (Age 83)
Mammoth, Juab, Utah, United States

The Life of Martin Richards

When Martin Richards Gundersen was born on 16 July 1922, in Mammoth, Juab, Utah, United States, his father, Martin Ferdinand Gundersen, was 43 and his mother, Nora Richards, was 27. He married Dolores Eileen Holthaus on 12 May 1945, in Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States. He lived in Lynwood, Los Angeles, California, United States in 2002 and Murray, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 2005. He registered for military service in 1942. He died on 30 August 2005, in Gig Harbor, Pierce, Washington, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Kent, King, Washington, United States.

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Martin Richards Gundersen
Dolores Eileen Holthaus
Marriage: 12 May 1945

Spouse and Children

12 May 1945
Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 1

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1924 · Murray City Park

Age 2

Murray City Park was established in 1924. The grounds were chosen to surround the Little Cottonwood Creek.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 22

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

Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from an Old Norse personal name, Gunnarr, a compound of gunn ‘battle’ + arr ‘warrior’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Martin Richards Gunderson in household of Martin F. Gunderson, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Martin Gunderson in household of Evan Gunderson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Martin R Gundersen in household of Martin F Gundersen, "United States Census, 1930"

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