John Amasa Woolf

9 April 1922–25 November 1997 (Age 75)
Wells, Elko, Nevada, United States

The Life of John Amasa

When John Amasa Woolf was born on 9 April 1922, in Wells, Elko, Nevada, United States, his father, Milton Howe Woolf, was 36 and his mother, Iretta Narissa France, was 31. He married Betty Lou Ence on 3 February 1943, in San Diego, San Diego, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Salt Lake City Ward 6, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940 and Utah, United States in 1975. He died on 25 November 1997, in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Sandy, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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John Amasa Woolf
Betty Lou Ence
Marriage: 3 February 1943
John Robert Woolf

Spouse and Children

3 February 1943
San Diego, San Diego, California, United States


    John Robert Woolf


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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 1

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1923 · President Harding visits Utah to get to know the people.

Age 1

President Warren G. Harding's visited Utah as part of a broader tour of the western United States designed to bring him closer to the people and their conditions. After Speaking at Liberty Park, the president went to the Hotel Utah where he met with President Heber J. Grant and talked to him about the history of the church.
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 20

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Wolf .

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

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Story Highlight

A Mother's Influence

My mother, Betty Lou, was the tail-end of 9 children born to her parents, Lehi and Rebecca Ence. The youngest by 7 years, she led a somewhat pampered and privileged childhood. Her wonderful oldest s …

Sources (3)

  • John A Woolf in household of Milton H Woolf, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • John A Woolf in household of Milton Howe Woolf, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • John Amara Woolf, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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