Samuel Nelson Alger

8 December 1911–17 April 1996 (Age 84)
Sunnyside, Carbon, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Samuel Nelson

When Samuel Nelson Alger was born on 8 December 1911, in Sunnyside, Carbon, Utah, United States, his father, Samuel Nelson Alger, was 27 and his mother, Julia Adelaide Sanderson, was 29. He married Florence Kathleen McGuirl on 21 May 1938, in Saguenay, Quebec, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Elmo, Emery, Utah, United States for about 8 years and Elmo Election Precinct, Emery, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 17 April 1996, in Huntington, Emery, Utah, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Elmo Cemetery, Elmo, Emery, Utah, United States.

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Samuel Nelson Alger
Florence Kathleen McGuirl
Marriage: 21 May 1938
Nelson Kent Alger

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  • Marriage
    21 May 1938Saguenay, Quebec, Canada
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    World Events (8)

    1912 · The Girl Scouts
    Age 1
    Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
    1912 · The Bonneville Speed Way
    Age 1
    The Bonneville Speedway is located northeast of Wendover, Utah and is part of the Bonneville Salt Flats Race Track. The Bonneville Speedway is listed on the National Register of Historic Places for being the venue for numerous land speed records.
    1935 · The FBI is Established
    Age 24
    The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Middle English personal name Alger. Pronounced with a soft g it is from Old French Alg(i)er, Aug(i)er (ancient Germanic Adalgari, composed of the elements adal ‘noble’ + gāri ‘spear’); see Auger . Pronounced with a hard g, it is a variant of Algar .Scottish and English: in Scotland, Alger may be a variant of Algeo .German: from a shortened form of the ancient Germanic personal name Adalgar (see 1 above).

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

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    Sources (21)

    • Samuel Nelson Alger, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
    • Samuel N Alger in household of Samuel Nelson Alger, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Samuel Nelson Alger, "Utah, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1947"

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