Don Roy Earl

8 March 1914–5 October 1998 (Age 84)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Don Roy

When Don Roy Earl was born on 8 March 1914, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Jonathan Earl, was 27 and his mother, Laura Camilla Forsgren, was 30. He married Mary Isadora Beck on 19 December 1935, in Salt Lake Temple, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Salt Lake City Ward 1, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1920 and Utah, United States for about 10 years. He died on 5 October 1998, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Don Roy Earl
1914–1998
Mary Isadora Beck
1912–2006
Marriage: 19 December 1935
Raymond Don Earl
1937–2008
Ralph Jonathan Earl
1950–2018

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 December 1935Salt Lake Temple, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (5)

    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.
    1937 · The Neutrality Act
    Age 23
    The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    English: nickname from Middle English e(o)rl ‘earl’, a traditional English title of nobility equivalent in rank to French and Norman Count .

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

    Possible Related Names

    Earle
    Harle
    Earls
    Hearl
    Count
    Earll

    Story Highlight

    Don Roy Earl

    I remember my father with great love. He was not a man to show physical affection to his children, but I knew he loved us. He loved our mother very much. He cared for our needs and those of others …

    Sources (33)

    • Earl, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
    • Don Roy Earl, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
    • Don Roy Earl, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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