Afton Dee Alger

9 March 1910–8 September 1992 (Age 82)
Sunnyside, Carbon, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Afton Dee

When Afton Dee Alger was born on 9 March 1910, in Sunnyside, Carbon, Utah, United States, his father, Samuel Nelson Alger, was 25 and his mother, Julia Adelaide Sanderson, was 27. He married Rose Ellen Lofthouse on 9 March 1938, in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States. He lived in Elmo, Emery, Utah, United States for about 10 years and Orem, Utah, Utah, United States for about 51 years. He died on 8 September 1992, in Glendale, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Glendale, Maricopa, Arizona, United States.

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Afton Dee Alger
Rose Ellen Lofthouse
Marriage: 9 March 1938

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 March 1938Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1911 · The Salt Lake International Airport
    Age 1
    The Salt Lake International Airport starts its history as a small airfield. It slowly grew until Charles Lindbergh visited that area. After his visit, the airfield changed into a Municipal Airport and started being a hub for most flights from New York to California. After World War II, the airport turned into an international hub for most flights in the Mountain West. In recent history, It sees around 30 million travelers each year and continues to grow in popularity by the local residents.
    1912 · The Girl Scouts
    Age 2
    Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
    Age 22
    Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Middle English personal name Alger. Pronounced with a soft g it is from Old French Alg(i)er, Aug(i)er (ancient Germanic Adalgari, composed of the elements adal ‘noble’ + gāri ‘spear’); see Auger . Pronounced with a hard g, it is a variant of Algar .Scottish and English: in Scotland, Alger may be a variant of Algeo .German: from a shortened form of the ancient Germanic personal name Adalgar (see 1 above).

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

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    Story Highlight

    Afton and Ellen Alger Orem Home

    292 N 1000 E‎ Orem, UT 84097 Map at ************************ They moved here from Price in Apr 1949. They lived in tents and built a tar paper house to the south of this house right where the road …

    Sources (26)

    • Afton Dee Alger, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
    • Afton Dee Alger in household of Samuel Nelson Alger, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Afton D Alger, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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