Dean Ence

Male1 May 1907–24 August 2001

Brief Life History of Dean

When Dean Ence was born on 1 May 1907, in Bingham Canyon, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Charles Gottlieb Ence, was 27 and his mother, Julia Ardena Coons, was 25. He married Evelyn Gessel on 11 June 1938, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He lived in Park City, Summit, Utah, United States in 1910 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 24 August 2001, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Dean Ence
Evelyn Gessel
Marriage: 11 June 1938

Sources (29)

  • Dean Ence, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
  • Dean Ence in household of Charles Ence, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Dean Ence, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 June 1938Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

    Age 1

    Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

    1908 · The Salt Lake City Union Pacific Depot

    Age 1

    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.


    Age 25

    Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Ince .

    Americanized form of South German Enz , a short form of Anselm .

    History: Two brothers, Johannes and Gottlieb Enz, immigrated from northern Switzerland to southern Utah around 1860. Their descendants bear the surname Ence.

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

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