Frank Orson Paul

29 March 1891–5 July 1990 (Age 99)
Rexburg, Bingham, Idaho Territory, United States

The Life of Frank Orson

When Frank Orson Paul was born on 29 March 1891, in Rexburg, Bingham, Idaho Territory, United States, his father, John Robert Paul, was 27 and his mother, Luna Ardell Hinckley, was 23. He married Bessie Wilhalmira Nietert on 26 April 1917, in Fergus Falls Township, Otter Tail, Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Teton, Idaho, United States in 1935 and Driggs Election Precinct, Teton, Idaho, United States in 1940. He died on 5 July 1990, in Clearfield, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 99, and was buried in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Frank Orson Paul
Virginia Reta Shoop
Marriage: 3 February 1924
Charles Dean Paul
Lynn Harold Paul
Maydean Marjorie Paul
Frank Orson Paul

Spouse and Children


    Virginia Reta Shoop


3 February 1924
Northfield, Rice, Minnesota, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 3

Historical Boundaries 1894: Fremont, Idaho, United States 1913: Madison, Idaho, United States 1915: Teton, Idaho, United States
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

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.

Age 26

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Name Meaning

1 English, French, German, and Dutch: from the personal name Paul (Latin Paulus ‘small’), which has always been popular in Christendom. It was the name adopted by the Pharisee Saul of Tarsus after his conversion to Christianity on the road to Damascus in about ad 34 . He was a most energetic missionary to the Gentiles in the Roman Empire, and played a very significant role in establishing Christianity as a major world religion. The name was borne also by numerous other early saints. The American surname has absorbed cognates from other European languages, for example Greek Pavlis and its many derivatives. It is also occasionally borne by Jews; the reasons for this are not clear.2 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Phóil ‘son of Paul’. Compare McFall .3 Catalan (Paül): habitational name from any of several places named Paül.

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

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Story Highlight

Luna Ardell Hinckley Paul

OUR MOTHER Our mother, Luna Ardell Hinckley Paul was born on March 18, 1868 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Just how long she stayed at Salt Lake City I do not know. She told us many stories about her …

Sources (3)

  • Frank Orson Paul, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Frank O Paul, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Frank O Paul, "United States Census, 1920"

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