John Asmus Pape Abildskov

Brief Life History of John Asmus Pape

When John Asmus Pape Abildskov was born on 2 December 1895, in Funder, Silkeborg, Denmark, his father, Johan Frederick Christensen Abildskov, was 38 and his mother, Ane Marie Pedersen, was 33. He married Annie Marie Peterson on 18 May 1921, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in United States in 1949 and Salem, Utah, Utah, United States in 1950. He registered for military service in 1918. He died on 7 April 1981, at the age of 85, and was buried in Salem, Utah, Utah, United States.

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John Asmus Pape Abildskov
Annie Marie Peterson
Marriage: 18 May 1921
Junior A Abildskov
Maureen Abildskov
Dale P Abildskov

Sources (38)

  • Asmus P Abildskov, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Asmus Pape Abildskov, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
  • Asmus Pape Abildskov, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

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.


World War I. Denmark remains neutral throughout the war.

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

Name Meaning

Contracted form of Old French Jo(h)anne, from Latin Io(h)anna ( see Joanna ). In England this was the usual feminine form of John from the Middle English period onwards and was extremely popular, but in the 16th and 17th centuries it steadily lost ground to Jane . It was strongly revived in the first part of the 20th century, partly under the influence of George Bernard Shaw's play St Joan ( 1923 ), based on the life of Joan of Arc ( 1412–31 ). Claiming to be guided by the voices of the saints, she persuaded the French dauphin to defy the occupying English forces and have himself crowned, and she led the French army that raised the siege of Orleans in 1429 . The following year she was captured by the Burgundians and sold to the English, and a year later she was burned at the stake for witchcraft at the age of 18 or 19. Her story has captured the imagination of many writers, and she is variously portrayed as a national and political hero, a model of apolitical straightforwardness and honesty, and a religious heroine. She was canonized in 1920 . More recent influences have included the American film actress Joan Crawford ( 1908–77 , born Lucille le Sueur ), the British actress Joan Collins ( b. 1933 ), the American comedienne Joan Rivers ( b. 1933 ), and the West Indian pop singer Joan Armatrading ( b. 1950 ).

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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