John Holladay Bjarnason

Male20 December 1919–15 April 1997

Brief Life History of John Holladay

When John Holladay Bjarnason was born on 20 December 1919, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, his father, Lofter Geslison Bjarnason, was 40 and his mother, Ida Florence Holladay, was 39. He married Grace Goodman on 17 April 1942, in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States. He immigrated to New York City, New York, United States in 1939 and lived in United States in 1949 and Hanford, Kings, California, United States in 1950. He registered for military service in 1941. He died on 15 April 1997, in Niceville, Okaloosa, Florida, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Turlock, Stanislaus, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Holladay Bjarnason
Mary Rose Schlatter
Marriage: 17 July 1962

Sources (37)

  • Jon Holladay Bjarnasen in household of Lofter Bjarnasen, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • John H Bjarnason, "Arizona, County Marriages, 1871-1964"
  • John H Bjarnason, "Arizona, Military Discharge Records, ca.1918 - ca.1989"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 July 1962Carson City, Nevada, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

    1923 · President Harding visits Utah to get to know the people.

    Age 4

    President Warren G. Harding's visited Utah as part of a broader tour of the western United States designed to bring him closer to the people and their conditions. After Speaking at Liberty Park, the president went to the Hotel Utah where he met with President Heber J. Grant and talked to him about the history of the church.


    Age 22

    Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    Greek: the Lord gave graciously; whom Jehovah gave; whom Jehovah bestowed.

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    John Bjarnason Life History

    My Life Story By John Holladay Bjarnason It was during a very cold blizzard in December that I chose to make …

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