Alfred Vern Blomquist

24 June 1896–21 November 1968 (Age 72)
Richfield, Sevier, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Alfred Vern

When Alfred Vern Blomquist was born on 24 June 1896, in Richfield, Sevier, Utah, United States, his father, Gustave Westman Blomquist, was 30 and his mother, Amanda Melinda Salisbury, was 30. He married Margaret Sheets Wright on 6 September 1922, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Richfield Election Precinct, Sevier, Utah, United States for about 40 years. He registered for military service in 1918. He died on 21 November 1968, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alfred Vern Blomquist
Margaret Sheets Wright
Marriage: 6 September 1922
Sister Betty Blomquist
Gerald Wright Blomquist
William John Blomquist
Paul Richard Blomquist

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 September 1922Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1898 · War with the Spanish
    Age 2
    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
    1899 · The Salt Palace Convention Center
    Age 3
    The original Salt Palace was built in 1899 and It stood on 900 South, between State Street and Main Street. The Salt Palace was a frame structure covered in large pieces of rock salt, which gave it its name. The Salt Palace was destroyed by fire on August 29, 1910 and was replaced by the Majestic Hall. This Hall only lasted for a while during the remodel of the Salt Palace. The Salt Palace served as the Olympic Media Center during the 2002 Winter Olympics. Salt Lake Comic Con has been held at the Salt Palace Convention Center since September 2013.
    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
    Age 20
    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.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Nils, Sven, Alrik, Arni, Bertel, Britt, Erik, Erland, Gothard, Iver, Lennart, Ove.Swedish: ornamental name composed of the elements blom ‘flower’ + quist, an old or ornamental spelling of kvist ‘twig’. Compare Bloomquist .

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

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    Sources (21)

    • Vern Albert Blomquist, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Vern Alfred Blomquist, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Vern Alfred Blomquist in entry for Gerald Wright Blomquist, "Utah, World War II Index to Army Veterans of Utah, 1939-1945"

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