Orrin Wilford Astle

3 December 1906–19 March 1997 (Age 90)
Grover, Uinta, Wyoming, United States

The Life Summary of Orrin Wilford

When Orrin Wilford Astle was born on 3 December 1906, in Grover, Uinta, Wyoming, United States, his father, William Wilford Astle, was 33 and his mother, Elizabeth Ann Shaw, was 28. He married Ruth Whitear on 24 December 1932, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 19 March 1997, in Peterson, Morgan, Utah, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Orrin Wilford Astle
Ruth Whitear
Marriage: 24 December 1932
Marilyn Ruth Astle
Wilford Bevan Astle

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 December 1932Logan, Cache, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1907 · Not for profit elections
    Age 1
    The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.
    1909 · A Summer Capitol
    Age 3
    Besides farming and shipping with the trolley up to Ogden Valley, there was an effort to convince the state of Utah to have a summer capitol near the town of Huntsville. Even though it didn’t happen, the Ogden Rapid Transit Company extended the Trolley route to Huntsville, so others could vacation there.
    Age 25
    The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from a place in Cheshire called Astle, from Old English ēast ‘east’ + hyll ‘hill’. There may also have been some confusion with Asthall and Astley . Or occasionally this may be a topographic name denoting residence on an ‘east hill’ (from Middle English ast + hill or hull), i.e. a hill to the east of a settlement.English: perhaps also a habitational name from Astwell, Northamptonshire, from Old English ēast ‘east’ + wielle ‘spring’.English: habitational name from Asthall, Oxfordshire, from Old English ēast ‘east’ + halh ‘nook’.

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

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    Story Highlight


    Departed for mission to British Isles on 7 April 1930 and returned on 19 March 1932

    Sources (26)

    • Orrin W. Astle in household of William Wilford Astle, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Mr. Orrin Wilford Astle, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Orrin Wilford Astle, "Utah, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1947"

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