Robert Craig Blackhurst

22 December 1948–11 June 1996 (Age 47)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life of Robert Craig

When Robert Craig Blackhurst was born on 22 December 1948, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Robert Gardner Blackhurst Jr., was 29 and his mother, Afton Eckersell, was 31. He died on 11 June 1996, in California, United States, at the age of 47, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Gardner Blackhurst Jr.
1919–2004
Afton Eckersell
1917–1988
Robert Craig Blackhurst
1948–1996

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1949 · NATO is Established

Age 1

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is an alliance between 29 North American and European countries. The agreement of the alliance is to help defend each other if attacked by an external country. The last country to enter was Montenegro in 2017.
1949 · KSL

Age 1

The station first aired on June 1, operating out of the Union Pacific Building. It was owned by the Deseret News but originally operated as an affiliate of CBS. A few months after the first broadcast, KSL moved its operations to the Broadcast House. In 1952, a 370-foot transmission tower was constructed on Farnsworth Peak to improve the station's signal coverage along the Wasatch Front. KSL also began to build a massive translator network that stretches across five states and claims the largest signal coverage of any station in the United States. KSL operated as a division of the Deseret News until Bonneville International was formed. Soon afterward, channel 5 began broadcasting its programming in color. In 1984, the station moved its Broadcast House facilities to the Triad Center and on September 10, 1995, KSL-TV became an NBC affiliate. During the 2002 Winter Olympics, KSL-TV was very influential in bringing coverage and technology to NBC.
1961 · The Twenty-Third Amendment

Age 13

The Twenty-third Amendment gives the residents in the District of Columbia the right to vote in presidential elections and to give the district electors in the Electoral College.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a minor place named Blackhurst, as for example in Cheshire or Lancashire, where the surname is chiefly found. This would be derived from Old English blæc ‘black’, ‘dark’ + hyrst ‘wooded hill’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Robert Craig Blackburst in household of Robert Gardner Blackburst, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Robert Craig Blackburst in household of Robert Blackburst, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Robert Craig Blackhurst in household of Robert Gardner Blackhurst, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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