Shirley Fae Steenson

17 February 1935–20 January 1997 (Age 61)
Churchill, Cassia, Idaho, United States

The Life of Shirley Fae

When Shirley Fae Steenson was born on 17 February 1935, in Churchill, Cassia, Idaho, United States, her father, Emmett Henry Steenson, was 43 and her mother, Judith Elnora Teeples, was 28. She married Ivan Verdon Johnson on 6 June 1953. She lived in Oakley Election Precinct, Cassia, Idaho, United States in 1940. She died on 20 January 1997, in Tooele, Tooele, Utah, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Tooele, Tooele, Utah, United States.

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Ivan Verdon Johnson
Shirley Fae Steenson
Marriage: 6 June 1953

Spouse and Children

6 June 1953

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World Events (8)

1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 2

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.
1938 · The DI is Opened To The Public

Age 3

Deseret Industries is a non-profit organization and a division of Welfare Services of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It includes a chain of retail thrift stores and work projects. Many of the items sold are second hand or never used. Such items include furniture, appliances, computers, and clothing. The DI also sells new furniture, much of it received directly from its own manufacturing plant in Salt Lake City. The DI provides job skill training for the physically, emotionally and socially challenged and seeks to place them into private sector employment.
1952 · Uranium in Moab

Age 17

Uranium mining in Utah has a history going back more than 100 years but, it started as a byproduct of vanadium mining. With the development of Nuclear Weapons, Utah saw a uranium boom in the late 1940s and early 1950s, but uranium mining declined near the end of the Cold War. Currently Uranium is still being mined but just a small amount for power plants and for research.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and northern Irish: patronymic from Steen (reduced form of Steven).2 Americanized spelling of Steensen, Stensen, Norwegian and Danish patronymics from Sten, a personal name derived from Old Norse steinn ‘stone’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Shirley Fay Steenson in household of Elnora Teeples Steenson, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Shirley Fay Stienson in household of Elnora Tweples Stier, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Shirley Fae Stenson in household of Elnora Stenson, "United States Census, 1940"

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