Charles Benjamin Mast

2 February 1911–12 September 1984 (Age 73)
Grand Junction, Mesa, Colorado, United States

The Life of Charles Benjamin

When Charles Benjamin Mast was born on 2 February 1911, in Grand Junction, Mesa, Colorado, United States, his father, Mathew James Mast, was 38 and his mother, Cora Elizabeth Bryant, was 33. He married Norma Edwina Janes on 10 March 1930, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He lived in Election Precinct 4, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1920 and Salt Lake City Ward 1, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 12 September 1984, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Charles Benjamin Mast
Mary Maude Hauerbach
Marriage: 18 March 1931
Charles Ray Mast
Betty Louise Mast
Frank Arthur Mast
Shirley Mast

Spouse and Children

18 March 1931
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States


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World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 1

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

Age 1

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.

Age 20

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

1 Dutch: nickname for a tall, lanky man, from Middle Dutch mast ‘(ship's) mast’.2 Dutch: metonymic occupational name for a swineherd, from Middle Dutch mast ‘mast’, ‘swine fodder’ (the same word as the English word for beechnuts).3 Dutch (van de(r) Mast): topographic name for someone from a place rich in animal fodder, for example acorns.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Charles J Mast in household of Mathew J Mast, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Charles Mast in household of Matt Mast, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Charles Mast, "United States Census, 1940"

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