Howard Albrechtsen

Brief Life History of Howard

When Howard Albrechtsen was born on 13 December 1915, in Emery, Emery, Utah, United States, his father, Severin Albrechtsen, was 44 and his mother, Mary Christensen, was 42. He married Julia Mary Graham on 20 September 1946, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Clearfield, Davis, Utah, United States in 1998 and Bloomington, McLean, Illinois, United States in 2001. He registered for military service in 1941. He died on 14 April 2003, in Normal, McLean, Illinois, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Clearfield City Cemetery, Clearfield, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Howard Albrechtsen
Julia Mary Graham
Marriage: 20 September 1946
Susan Minnie Albrechtsen
Carl Bert Albrechtsen
Laurie Jane Albrechtsen

Sources (36)

  • Howard Albrechttsen, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Web: Western States Marriage Index, 1809-2011
  • Howard Albrechtsen, "Idaho, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945"

World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

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

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.


Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Transferred use of the surname of an English noble family. The surname has a large number of possible origins, but in the case of the noble family early forms often have the spelling Haward, and so it is probably from a Scandinavian personal name derived from ‘high’ + varðr ‘guardian’. (The traditional derivation from the Old English name Hereweard ‘army guardian’ is untenable.) It is now a widespread given name.

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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I was born December 13, 1915 on a farm about two miles east of the town of Emery, Utah. I am the ninth child and seventh son of Severen and Mary Christensen Albrechtsen. At my birth there was only …

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