Octave Willis Ursenbach

6 September 1893–23 January 1981 (Age 87)
Morgan, Morgan, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Octave Willis

When Octave Willis Ursenbach was born on 6 September 1893, in Morgan, Morgan, Utah, United States, his father, Octave Frederick Ursenbach, was 22 and his mother, Hannah Maria Turner, was 19. He married Jessie Redd on 21 February 1918, in Raymond, Warner, Alberta, Canada. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He immigrated to Sweet Grass, Montana, United States in 1937 and lived in Forest Dale, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1910 and World in 1940. He died on 23 January 1981, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.

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Octave Willis Ursenbach
Jessie Redd
Marriage: 21 February 1918
Verena Ursenbach
Marilyn Ursenbach

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  • Marriage
    21 February 1918Raymond, Warner, Alberta, Canada
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1894 · The Genealogical Society of Utah is formed.
    Age 1
    The Genealogical Society of Utah is formed. - A precursor society to FamilySearch, the GSU was organized on November 13,1894, in the Church Historian's Office of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 3
    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
    Age 23
    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

    French and West Indian (mainly Haiti): patronymic from the French personal name Octave, from Latin Octavius (from octavus ‘eight’). Octavius was a Roman imperial surname, the gens name of the Roman Emperor Augustus.

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

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    Sources (28)

    • Octave Willis Ursenbach, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
    • Octave Willis Ursenbach, "Utah, World War I County Draft Board Registers, Name Index, 1917-1918"
    • Octave Willis Ursenbach, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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