Alfred Jesse Engebretson

Brief Life History of Alfred Jesse

When Alfred Jesse Engebretson was born on 7 February 1897, in Peoria, Peoria, Illinois, United States, his father, Hawkins Gerald Engebretson, was 39 and his mother, Lydia Ann Gillam, was 35. He married Norma Matilda Showaker on 1 April 1922, in Davis, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Durand, Winnebago, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. He registered for military service in 1928. He died on 13 April 1955, at the age of 58, and was buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Alfred Jesse Engebretson
1897–1955
Norma Matilda Showaker
1897–1969
Marriage: 1 April 1922
Marjorie Ann Engebretson
1923–2002

Sources (15)

  • Alfred Engebretson in household of Hawkins Engebretson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Alfred J Engebretson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
  • Alfred J Engebretson, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

1899 · The Salt Palace Convention Center

The original Salt Palace was built in 1899 and It stood on 900 South, between State Street and Main Street. The Salt Palace was a frame structure covered in large pieces of rock salt, which gave it its name. The Salt Palace was destroyed by fire on August 29, 1910 and was replaced by the Majestic Hall. This Hall only lasted for a while during the remodel of the Salt Palace. The Salt Palace served as the Olympic Media Center during the 2002 Winter Olympics. Salt Lake Comic Con has been held at the Salt Palace Convention Center since September 2013.

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Iver, Arnt, Egil, Juel, Obert, Selmer, Thor.

Americanized form of Norwegian Engebretsen .

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

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