Howard Wesley Beresford

17 June 1914–10 May 1979 (Age 64)
Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States

The Life of Howard Wesley

When Howard Wesley Beresford was born on 17 June 1914, in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States, his father, William Harvey Brigner, was 22 and his mother, Laney Della McManus, was 24. He married Carrie Thorsen on 21 November 1934, in Davis, Utah, United States. He lived in Clay Township, Scioto, Ohio, United States for about 10 years and Salt Lake City Ward 1, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1943. He died on 10 May 1979, in Richmond, Contra Costa, California, United States, at the age of 64.

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Howard Wesley Beresford
Carrie Thorsen
Marriage: 21 November 1934

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21 November 1934
Davis, Utah, United States

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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.

Age 18

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in the parish of Alstonfield, Staffordshire named Beresford, from Old English beofor ‘beaver’ (or possibly from a byname from this word) + Old English ford ‘ford’. This name also became established in Ireland.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Howard Bashford in household of Joseph McManes, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Howard L Beresford, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Howard W Beresford in household of William H Brigner, "United States Census, 1930"

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