Chester Monson Gilgen

30 March 1919–9 August 2004 (Age 85)
Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States

The Life of Chester Monson

When Chester Monson Gilgen was born on 30 March 1919, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, his father, Ernest Gilgen, was 31 and his mother, Emma Chersta Monson, was 30. He married Mary Ellen Read on 5 August 1943, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Ogden City Legislative District 3, Ogden City Election Precinct, Weber, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 9 August 2004, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Chester Monson Gilgen
1919–2004
Mary Ellen Read
1920–2017
Marriage: 5 August 1943
Deborah Gilgen
1945–2020
David Monson Gilgen
1947–1947

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
5 August 1943
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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World Events (8)

1920

Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1920 · Farr Better Ice Cream

Age 1

The Farr Better Ice Cream Shop started as an ice harvesting business and became the first ice plant in a five state area. In March 1929 the ice plant started making its first ice cream with the original three flavors. The ice cream shop is one of the oldest continually operating ice cream shops in America.
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 23

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

German and Swiss German: from the inflected form of a house name ‘at the lily’, based on Middle High German lilge, gilge ‘lily’, or a habitational name for someone from a place called, St Ägidi (earlier, Aegilius) near Passau, for instance.

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

Story Highlight

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Everytime I hear the Star Spangled Banner...I think of hearing him sing it for the last time. I could hear the pride and love he has for America. I loved hearing him sing.... And play the organ. I mis …

Sources (3)

  • Chester Monson Gilgen in household of Ernest Gilgen, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Chester Monson Gilgen in household of Ernest Gilgen, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Chester Monson Gilligan in household of Ernest Gilgin Gilligan, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"

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