Ruth Elizabeth Fors

9 March 1914–28 January 1983 (Age 68)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Ruth Elizabeth

When Ruth Elizabeth Fors was born on 9 March 1914, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, her father, Carl Simon Fors, was 30 and her mother, Sofia Elisabeth "Ellen" Edling, was 25. She married Raymond Woolley Taylor on 16 February 1970, in Davis, Utah, United States. She immigrated to New York City, New York, United States in 1955 and lived in Cottonwood, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1930. She died on 28 January 1983, at the age of 68, and was buried in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Raymond Woolley Taylor
Ruth Elizabeth Fors
Marriage: 16 February 1970

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 February 1970Davis, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
    Age 2
    Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
    1916 · No-Ni-Shee Arch
    Age 2
    The No-Ni-Shee Arch was a temporary archway near the intersection of Main Street and South Temple in downtown Salt Lake City. The archway was built in 1916 for the Wizard of the Wasatch festival. The name No-Ni-Shee was derived from a mythical American Indian Salt Princess. Her tears caused the Great Salt Lake to be salty. The arch was dedicated to her and sprayed with salt water so that salt eventually crystallized on Main Street. The Wizard’s carnivals enlivened Utah’s summers for several years. The last Wizard of the Wasatch carnival was held in 1916, on the eve of World War I.
    1933 · Lone Cedar Tree Monument
    Age 19
    The Lone Cedar Tree is a historical monument located near downtown Salt Lake City and was the location of the only tree growing in the valley in 1847, when early pioneers arrived in the valley. The Daughters of Utah Pioneers erected the monument to honor the Mormon heritage and history of Salt Lake City.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Birgit, Gunner, Johan, Nels.Swedish: ornamental name from fors ‘waterfall’, or a habitational name from any of various places called with this element as first or second element.

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

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    Sources (22)

    • Ruth Elizabeth Fors, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
    • Ruth Elisabeth Fors in household of Carl Simon Fors, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Ruth Elisabeth Fors in household of Carl Simon Fors, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"

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