John Blair Furster

Brief Life History of John Blair

When John Blair Furster was born on 21 June 1911, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, John Bartholomew Furster, was 45 and his mother, Ellen Hilton, was 37. He married Margaret Elizabeth Cole on 14 November 1931, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1920. He died on 26 December 1967, in Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Skidmore, Nodaway, Missouri, United States.

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John Blair Furster
Margaret Elizabeth Cole
Marriage: 14 November 1931
Ernest Bryant Wilson
Mary Darlene Furster

Sources (11)

  • Blair Furster in household of Ellen Furster, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John Blair Furster, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
  • John B Furster, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

1912 · The Capitol Building

As time passed, smaller buildings became inadequate to house the local leaders and the territory legislator, so a call for a new permanent capitol building became an item of discussion. Several of people requested that Salt Lake City donate 20 acres of land for the construction of a new Capitol building, but plans were put on hold until Utah gained statehood in 1896. After the new state legislature passed the approval for the building of the Capitol, funding was secured and the search for a site was underway. One of the more popular sites considered was located on Fort Douglas property, but it was decided to construct it on the original 20 acres site now known as Capitol Hill. The Capitol has been renovated multiple times since its original construction, to better stabilize the structure to be able to withstand a 7.3 magnitude earthquake and to demonstrate the history of the state. The Capitol was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.


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Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: German Erwin, Kurt.

German: variant of Förster (see Forster 3).

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

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