John Austin Pack

13 May 1871–18 May 1950 (Age 79)
Kamas, Summit, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of John Austin

When John Austin Pack was born on 13 May 1871, in Kamas, Summit, Utah, United States, his father, Ward Eaton Pack Sr., was 37 and his mother, Laura Cravath, was 31. He married Rachel Eva Knowlton on 23 September 1896, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. He lived in Roosevelt, Wasatch, Utah, United States in 1910. He died on 18 May 1950, in Roosevelt, Duchesne, Utah, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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John Austin Pack
Rachel Eva Knowlton
Marriage: 23 September 1896
Deon Pack
Florence Pack
Maude Pack
Ardis Pack
Geneve Pack
Austin Knowlton Pack

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 September 1896Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1872 · The First National Park
    Age 1
    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
    1872 · The Amnesty Act
    Age 1
    A federal law which reversed most of the penalties on former Confederate soldiers by the Fourteenth Amendment. The Act affected over 150,000 troops that were a part of the Civil War.
    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 25
    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.

    Name Meaning

    English (Kent and Devon): variant of Pask , derived from Middle English Pake ‘Easter, Passover’.German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a wholesale trader, from Middle Low German packe, German Pack ‘bundle, package’ (see Packer ). Compare Pak .Dutch: variant, archaic or Americanized, of Pak , a cognate of 2 above.

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

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    Sources (38)

    • J Austin Pack in entry for Ardis Pack, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
    • John Austin Pack, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
    • J Austan Pack in entry for Louie Galloway, "Utah, County Marriages, 1871-1941"

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