Afton Marnell Evans

21 March 1917–26 May 1958 (Age 41)
Mountain Home, Duchesne, Utah, United States

The Life of Afton Marnell

When Afton Marnell Evans was born on 21 March 1917, in Mountain Home, Duchesne, Utah, United States, her father, Edward Pegan Evans, was 26 and her mother, Margaret Mae Hansen, was 22. She married Ray Jess Martin on 16 May 1935, in Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Park City, Summit, Utah, United States for about 15 years and Park City Election Precinct, Summit, Utah, United States in 1940. She died on 26 May 1958, in Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 41, and was buried in Park City, Summit, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ray Jess Martin
Afton Marnell Evans
Marriage: 16 May 1935
Ray Jess Martin

Spouse and Children

16 May 1935
Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, United States


    Ray Jess Martin


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1921 · One of The Oldest Coasters in the World

Age 4

Utah is home to one of the oldest coasters in the world that is still operational. The Roller Coaster, at Lagoon Amusement park, is listed number 5.

Age 12

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

Welsh: patronymic from the personal name Iefan ( see Evan ), with redundant English patronymic -s.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Maynell Martin in household of Ray Jess Martin, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Marnell Evans in household of Ed Evans Jr., "United States Census, 1920"
  • Marnell Evans in household of Edward Evans, "United States Census, 1930"

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