Alfred Vern Blomquist

Brief Life History 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 and Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States in 1950. 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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Alfred Vern Blomquist
Margaret Sheets Wright
Marriage: 6 September 1922
Betty M Blomquist
Gerald Wright Blomquist
William John Blomquist
Paul Richard Blomquist

Sources (23)

  • Vern Blomquist, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Vern Alfred Blomquist, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
  • Vern Alfred Blomquist, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"

World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

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

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

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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