Wilford Andreas Degn

11 April 1909–28 December 1982 (Age 73)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life of Wilford Andreas

When Wilford Andreas Degn was born on 11 April 1909, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Niels Mortensen Degn, was 41 and his mother, Bertha Johanna Caroline Sorensen, was 26. He married Iris Swapp on 24 August 1937, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Preston, Franklin, Idaho, United States in 1920 and Logan Election Precinct, Cache, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 28 December 1982, in Stanford, Santa Clara, California, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Wilford Andreas Degn
1909–1982
Iris Swapp
1915–1993
Marriage: 24 August 1937
Ralph Gerdes Degn
1940–2016
Louise Degn
1946–2015

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
24 August 1937
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States
children

(2)

    Ralph Gerdes Degn

    Male1940–2016Male

    Female1946–2015Female

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siblings

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World Events (8)

1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 1

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.
1910 · The Denver and Rio Grande Western Depot

Age 1

The Denver and Rio Grande Western Depot, the Rio Grande Depot, is a former train station on the western edge of downtown Salt Lake City. The depot was constructed by the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad to surpass the nearby Salt Lake City Union Pacific Depot and was the main jewel of the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad. The depot included a barber shop, a telegraph office a gift shop, a restaurant, a men's smoking room and a women's lounge. The depot opened Salt Lake City to a new influx of immigrants, and was also a central point in shipping soldiers off to war in both World War I and World War II. The depot was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975. After the State of Utah purchased the depot in 1977, the building was converted to house the Utah State Historical Society and its research center, the Utah Department of Heritage & Arts, as well as the Rio Gallery.
1929

Age 20

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

1 Swedish and Danish: occupational name from degn ‘deacon’, from Latin diaconus ‘servant’.2 German: variant of Degen .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Wilford Degn in household of Niels Mortensen Degn, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Wilford Degn in household of Niels Mortensen Degn, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Wilford Andreas Degn in household of Niels Mortinsen Degn, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"

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