LaVerne Gardner Finlayson

16 October 1910–2 June 2001 (Age 90)
West Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of LaVerne Gardner

When LaVerne Gardner Finlayson was born on 16 October 1910, in West Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Thomas Valentine Finlayson, was 31 and his mother, Janet Edna Gardner, was 27. He married Rose June Anderson on 5 August 1936, in Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He lived in Election Precinct 9, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940 and Sandy, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 2001. He died on 2 June 2001, in Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Murray Cemetery, Murray, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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LaVerne Gardner Finlayson
Rose June Anderson
Marriage: 5 August 1936

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 August 1936Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Parents and Siblings



    World Events (8)

    1911 · The Salt Lake Airport
    Age 1
    The site for the Salt Lake International Airport started as a desolate area of the Valley that was originally used to herd sheep. A cinder-covered landing strip was subsequently created for the Great International Aviation Carnival that was held later in that same year. It brought many pioneers of the aviation industry. Aviator Glenn H. Curtiss brought his newly invented Seaplane to the carnival and demonstrated it to the public by taking off from the Great Salt Lake. 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 travelers to and from Utah. It became a hub for Delta Air Lines after its merger with Western Airlines.
    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.
    1935 · The FBI is Established
    Age 25
    The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: from the Gaelic personal name Fionnlagh (see Finley 1 and Finlay ) + -son. This is the Anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic MacFhionnlaigh.

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

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    Story Highlight

    My Favorite Memory of Great-Grandpa Verne

    When I was young, I remember going to visit Grandpa Verne and Grandma June at their home just off of Creek Rd. in Sandy. It seems to me that every time we would go visit, Grandpa Verne would ask me t …

    Sources (19)

    • Finlayson, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
    • Laverne Gardner Finlayson, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
    • LaVern G Finlayson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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