Jay T Furness

14 March 1921–27 February 2002 (Age 80)
Teton, Fremont, Idaho, United States

The Life Summary of Jay T

When Jay T Furness was born on 14 March 1921, in Teton, Fremont, Idaho, United States, his father, Tobias Furness, was 22 and his mother, Lucy Ricks, was 18. He married Esther Marie Bauerle on 13 March 1944. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He immigrated to Sweet Grass, Montana, United States in 1943. He died on 27 February 2002, in Rigby, Jefferson, Idaho, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in West Jefferson Memorial Cemetery, Mud Lake, Jefferson, Idaho, United States.

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Jay T Furness
Esther Marie Bauerle
Marriage: 13 March 1944
Jill Furness
Kent B. Furness

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  • Marriage
    13 March 1944
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack
    Age 2
    Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
    1927 · First Hotel in Idaho Falls
    Age 6
    The Bonneville Hotel was built in 1927. It became the second hotel in Idaho Falls and the first geared for upper class patrons.
    1944 · The G.I Bill
    Age 23
    The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from the district on the south coast of Cumbria (formerly in Lancashire), earlier Futharnes, so named from the genitive case (Futhar) of Old Norse Futh, meaning ‘rump’, the name of the peninsula, formerly of an island opposite the southern part of this district + Old Norse nes ‘headland, nose’.English (of Norman origin): occasionally perhaps a variant of Furneaux (see Furnace 2). The two names were sometimes confused.Norwegian: old variant of Furnes (and, in North America, probably also an altered form of this), a habitational name from any of various farms, particularly in Møre og Romsdal, named Furnes, from Old Norse fura ‘pine’ + nes ‘headland’.

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

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    Sources (38)

    • Jay "t" Furness, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
    • Jay Tobias Furness, "Idaho, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945"
    • Jay T Furness, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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