Allan Mackay Acomb

7 June 1910–15 January 2004 (Age 93)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Allan Mackay

When Allan Mackay Acomb was born on 7 June 1910, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Leland Irvine Acomb, was 23 and his mother, Alice MacKay, was 22. He lived in United States in 1935 and Arlington, Virginia, United States in 1940. He died on 15 January 2004, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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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

English (northern):topographic name for a dweller in a valley, from Middle English atte combe ‘at the valley’ (Old English æt thǣm cumbe).habitational name from any of the places in Northumberland, and West and North Yorkshire named Acomb, from Old English æt ācum ‘at the oak trees’.

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

Sources (26)

  • Allan Mackay Acomb, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
  • Allan M Acomb, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Allan Mackay Acomb, "District of Columbia Marriages, 1811-1950"

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