John Alton Bigelow

Brief Life History of John Alton

When John Alton Bigelow was born on 12 July 1906, in Wallsburg, Wasatch, Utah, United States, his father, Daniel Don Louis Bigelow, was 40 and his mother, Annie Marie Boren, was 32. He married Fern Thorne on 15 October 1930, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Wallsburg Election Precinct, Wasatch, Utah, United States in 1940 and Springville, Utah, Utah, United States in 1950. He died on 14 August 2002, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in Saint George City Cemetery, St. George, Washington, Utah, United States.

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John Alton Bigelow
Fern Thorne
Marriage: 15 October 1930
Leda Bigelow
LaRee Bigelow

Sources (31)

  • J Alton Bigelow, "United States 1950 Census"
  • John Alton Bigelow, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
  • John Alton Bigelow, "Utah, County Marriages, 1871-1941"

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1907 · Not for profit elections

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

1908 · The Salt Lake City Union Pacific Depot

Being listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Salt Lake City Union Pacific Depot dates to the more prosperous era in the history of American railroad travel. Originally called the Union Station, it was jointly constructed by the San Pedro, Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroads and the Oregon Short Line. The platforms behind the station ran north-to-south, parallel to the first main line built in the Salt Lake Valley. When Amtrak was formed in 1971, it took over the passenger services at the station, but all trains were moved to the Rio Grande station after it joined Amtrak. In January 2006, The Depot was opened as a shopping center that housed shops, restaurants and music venues.


The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

English or Irish: perhaps a variant of English Bigley or Irish Begley .

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

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Annie Marie Boren (Bigelow) Memory Thoughts -- in Prose

[This is a prose version of Annie Boren Bigelow's Memory Thoughts of My Life, an autobiography written in verse. I transcribed this version in prose to condense it for those looking for historical fac …

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