Phyllis Maurine Weckworth

4 September 1908–30 June 1988 (Age 79)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life of Phyllis Maurine

When Phyllis Maurine Weckworth was born on 4 September 1908, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, her father, John Charles Weckworth, was 29 and her mother, Lulu Stark, was 28. She married Edward Micheal Fortado on 25 April 1950. She lived in Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States in 1930 and Sacramento Judicial Township, Sacramento, California, United States in 1940. She died on 30 June 1988, in Sacramento, California, United States, at the age of 79.

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Edward Micheal Fortado
Phyllis Maurine Weckworth
Marriage: 25 April 1950

Spouse and Children

25 April 1950

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1909 · The Cathedral of the Madeleine

Age 1

The Cathedral of the Madeleine is a Roman Catholic church that was completed in 1909 and currently serves as a cathedral for the Catholic community in Salt Lake City. It is the only cathedral in the U.S. under the patronage of St. Mary Magdalene.

Age 21

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.

Name Meaning

German: variant of Wegwerth (from German Wegwarte), probably a topographic name or a metonymic occupational name for an herbalist, from Middle High German wegewarte ‘succory’, ‘wild chicory’, a medicinal plant.

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

Sources (3)

  • Phyllis M Ford in household of John D Ford, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Phyllis Weckworth in household of Anna C Kleeberger, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Phyllis Weckworth in household of John D Stark, "United States Census, 1910"

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