Norman Elbert Boswell

11 July 1911–20 February 1996 (Age 84)
Denver, Colorado, United States

The Life of Norman Elbert

When Norman Elbert Boswell was born on 11 July 1911, in Denver, Colorado, United States, his father, Hervey Elbert Boswell, was 28 and his mother, Nora Mc Dougall, was 23. He married Ethel Leree Higby on 10 July 1935, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States for about 15 years and Colton Election Precinct, Utah, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 20 February 1996, at the age of 84, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Norman Elbert Boswell
1911–1996
Ethel Leree Higby
1912–2002
Marriage: 10 July 1935
Norman Leroy Boswell
1938–2018

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
10 July 1935
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
children

(1)

    Norman Leroy Boswell

    Male1938–2018Male

Parents and Siblings

    Hervey Elbert Boswell

    Male1883–1932Male

    Female1888–1974Female

siblings

(5)

World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 1

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
1912 · The Capitol Building

Age 1

As time passed, smaller buildings became inadequate to house the local leaders and the territory legislator, so a call for a new permanent capitol building became an item of discussion. Several of people requested that Salt Lake City donate 20 acres of land for the construction of a new Capitol building, but plans were put on hold until Utah gained statehood in 1896. After the new state legislature passed the approval for the building of the Capitol, funding was secured and the search for a site was underway. One of the more popular sites considered was located on Fort Douglas property, but it was decided to construct it on the original 20 acres site now known as Capitol Hill. The Capitol has been renovated multiple times since its original construction, to better stabilize the structure to be able to withstand a 7.3 magnitude earthquake and to demonstrate the history of the state. The Capitol was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.
1934 · The Construction of a Reservoir

Age 23

In 1933 the funds were obtained to start building a reservoir at the Pineview site. President Roosevelt then authorized the Ogden River Project on November 16, 1935 and was supervised and fully funded under the National Industrial Recovery Act.

Name Meaning

Scottish (of Norman origin): habitational name from Beuzeville in Seine Maritime, France, named with Old French Beuze (a personal name probably of Germanic origin) + ville ‘settlement’. The final element has been altered as a result of association with the common place name ending -well ‘spring’, ‘stream’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Norman E Boswell, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Norman Elbert Boswell, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Norman Elbert Boswell, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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