Russel Herbert Boss

25 July 1914–1 March 2008 (Age 93)
Garland, Box Elder, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Russel Herbert

When Russel Herbert Boss was born on 25 July 1914, in Garland, Box Elder, Utah, United States, his father, Peter Boss, was 35 and his mother, Ida Caroline Kunz, was 30. He married Elizabeth Thompson on 28 February 1941, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He died on 1 March 2008, in Centerville, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Garland Cemetery, Garland, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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Russel Herbert Boss
Lola Williams
Marriage: 11 January 1986

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 January 1986Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1915 · Dinosaur National Monument
    Age 1
    Dinosaur National Monument is a park that contains over 800 paleontological sites and fossils. It was declared a National Monument on October 4, 1915.
    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
    Age 2
    Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
    1939 · Hill Air Force Base
    Age 25
    Named in honor of Major Ployer Peter Hill, Hill Field started as an ill-fated Air Mail experiment. Hoping to be located closer to the Salt Lake City area, the present-day site near Ogden was a clear favorite. In July 1939, Congress gave the green light for the establishment and construction of the Ogden Air Depot. Hill Field officially opened on 7 November 1940. Hill Field officially became Hill Air Force Base after World War II and continued to store and maintain warplanes during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Today the Air Force Base is still in service, but it also has an Aerospace Museum on site where many people visit each year to learn of its history in Northern Utah.

    Name Meaning

    English (of Norman origin): from the Old French personal name Bos, from ancient Germanic Boso, based on the element bōs ‘bad, evil, wild, angry’.English: nickname for a hunchback, from Middle English, Old French boce, bos ‘protuberance, swelling’ (compare Bossard 2).German (also Böss): from a short form of the personal name Borkhart, a variant of Burkhart . This surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine).

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

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    Sources (47)

    • Russell Herbert Boss, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
    • Russel Werbert Boss in household of Peter Boss, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
    • Russell Herbert Boss, "Utah, World War II Index to Army Veterans of Utah, 1939-1945"

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