Vernard Lester Beckstrand

8 January 1897–9 March 1994 (Age 97)
Leamington, Millard, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Vernard Lester

When Vernard Lester Beckstrand was born on 8 January 1897, in Leamington, Millard, Utah, United States, his father, Nels Peter Conrad Beckstrand, was 29 and his mother, Ida Lovisa Anderson, was 27. He married Ethel Lillian Martin on 19 June 1929, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He lived in San Jose Judicial Township, Santa Clara, California, United States in 1940 and United States in 1949. He died on 9 March 1994, in San Jose, Santa Clara, California, United States, at the age of 97, and was buried in Los Gatos, Santa Clara, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Vernard Lester Beckstrand
Ethel Lillian Martin
Marriage: 19 June 1929

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 June 1929Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1898 · War with the Spanish
    Age 1
    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
    1901 · The Daughters of Utah Pioneers
    Age 4
    The Daughters of Utah Pioneers was organized by Annie Taylor Hyde after she invited a group of fifty-four women to her home to find ways to recognize names and achievements of the men, women and children who were the pioneers. They followed the lead of other national lineage societies, such as the Daughters of the American Revolution. They were legally incorporated in 1925.
    1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack
    Age 26
    Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

    Name Meaning

    Swedish: variant, mostly Americanized, of Bäckstrand, an ornamental name composed of the elements bäck ‘stream’ + strand ‘shore’.

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

    Story Highlight


    1945 New Year's DAy. January 1, 1945. Grandma and Granddad Martin have been staying with us over the holidays. They left today by train for San Jose, where Ethel and Vern Beckstrand will meet them. Th …

    Sources (47)

    • Vernard L Beckstrand, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Vernard L Beckstrand, "Utah, Weber County Marriages, 1887-1939"
    • Leonard Grant Beckstrand in entry for Leonard Grant Beckstrand, "Idaho, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945"

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