Charles Nielsen Ackroyd

9 August 1916–4 February 1996 (Age 79)
Magrath, Cardston, Alberta, Canada

The Life Summary of Charles Nielsen

When Charles Nielsen Ackroyd was born on 9 August 1916, in Magrath, Cardston, Alberta, Canada, his father, Charles Marion Ackroyd, was 24 and his mother, Clara Elnora Nielsen, was 21. He married Ruth Evans on 16 September 1942, in Cardston, Alberta, Canada. He immigrated to Sweet Grass, Montana, United States in 1938. He died on 4 February 1996, in Raymond, Warner, Alberta, Canada, at the age of 79, and was buried in Magrath, Cardston, Alberta, Canada.

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Charles Nielsen Ackroyd
Ruth Evans
Marriage: 16 September 1942

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 September 1942Cardston, Alberta, Canada
  • Parents and Siblings



    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
    1919 · Oil is Discovered at Cat Creek
    Age 3
    Located near Petroleum and Garfield counties in Montana is Cat Creek . It was here in 1919, that oil was discovered
    1937 · The Neutrality Act
    Age 21
    The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Akroyd in Wadsworth, Yorkshire. The placename is from northern Middle English ake ‘oak’ + royd ‘clearing’.

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

    Story Highlight


    Some time in the 1960s Dad gave a talk in the Raymond First Ward. Dad spoke about a disagreement he had with someone he was working with. Words were spoken in anger on both sides and both were offen …

    Sources (10)

    • Legacy NFS Source: Charles Nielsen Ackroyd - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Charles Nielsen Ackroyd
    • Charles Nielson Ackroyd in household of Charles Marion Ackroyd, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
    • Charles Nielson Ackroyd, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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