Elaine Park

30 March 1915–21 May 1974 (Age 59)
Provo, Utah, Utah, United States

The Life of Elaine

When Elaine Park was born on 30 March 1915, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, her father, John Samuel Park, was 37 and her mother, Maria Louisa Hahn, was 31. She married Joseph Best on 3 October 1934, in Springville, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Ward 4 Provo, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States in 1920 and Springville Election Precinct, Utah, Utah, United States in 1940. She died on 21 May 1974, in Orem, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Orem, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Best
1913–1996
Elaine Park
1915–1974
Marriage: 3 October 1934
David Joel Best
1936–1936
Michael Paul Best
1944–2020

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
3 October 1934
Springville, Utah, Utah, United States
children

(2)

    David Joel Best

    Male1936–1936Male

    Michael Paul Best

    Male1944–2020Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

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.
1921 · One of The Oldest Coasters in the World

Age 6

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.
1931

Age 16

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

Name Meaning

A name with many origins, to which other, rarer names have been assimilated. The principal sources are:1. English and Scottish: from Middle English, Old French parc ‘park’; a metonymic occupational name for someone employed in a park or a topographic name for someone who lived in or near a park. In the Middle Ages a park was a large enclosed area where the landowner could hunt game. 2. English and Scottish: from a medieval pet form of the personal name Peter . Compare Parkin . 3. Swedish: ornamental name from park ‘park’. 4. Korean: variant of Pak .

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

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Biography of Elaine Park Best

Elaine Park Best Mom and Dad met soon after Mom was out of high school. After courting for about a year, they were married, which was at the worse part of the depression. They, as most people, had a …

Sources (3)

  • Elaine Park Best in household of Joseph Best, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Elaine Park Best in household of Joseph Best, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Elaine Park Best in household of Joseph Best, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"

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