Loraine Alston

2 March 1906–12 December 1971 (Age 65)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Loraine

When Loraine Alston was born on 2 March 1906, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, her father, Clifford Molyneaux Alston, was 23 and her mother, Clara Effie Howell, was 28. She married Wells Grover on 16 June 1930, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Price, Carbon, Utah, United States in 1930 and Rexburg Election Precinct 3, Madison, Idaho, United States in 1940. She died on 12 December 1971, in Rexburg, Madison, Idaho, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Rexburg Cemetery, Madison, Idaho, United States.

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Wells Grover
Loraine Alston
Marriage: 16 June 1930
Wells Alston Grover
Patricia Lynne Grover
Cornell Alston Grover

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 June 1930Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1907 · Not for profit elections
    Age 1
    The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.
    1908 · The Salt Lake City Union Pacific Depot
    Age 2
    Being listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Salt Lake City Union Pacific Depot dates to the more prosperous era in the history of American railroad travel. Originally called the Union Station, it was jointly constructed by the San Pedro, Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroads and the Oregon Short Line. The platforms behind the station ran north-to-south, parallel to the first main line built in the Salt Lake Valley. When Amtrak was formed in 1971, it took over the passenger services at the station, but all trains were moved to the Rio Grande station after it joined Amtrak. In January 2006, The Depot was opened as a shopping center that housed shops, restaurants and music venues.
    Age 21
    Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish:from the Middle English personal name Alstan, which is a coalescence of several different Old English personal names: Æthelstān ‘noble stone’, Ælfstān ‘elf stone’, Ealdstān ‘old stone’, or Ealhstān ‘temple stone’.habitational name from any of various places called Alston (in Cumbria, Lancashire, Devon, and Somerset) or Alstone (in Gloucestershire and Staffordshire). With the exception of Alston in Cumbria, which is formed with the Old Norse personal name Halfdan, these placenames all consist of an Old English personal name + Old English tūn ‘settlement’, for example Ælfsige in the case of Alstone in Gloucestershire.

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

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    Sources (30)

    • Loraine Alston Grover in household of Wells Grover, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Loraine Alston, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Loraine Alston in household of Clifford M Alston, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"

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