George Ernest Asper

13 September 1875–23 May 1957 (Age 81)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of George Ernest

When George Ernest Asper was born on 13 September 1875, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, William Asper, was 39 and his mother, Mary Ingrid Ahlstrom, was 37. He married Ellen Loraine MacDuff on 29 June 1905, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 20 years. He registered for military service in 1917. He died on 23 May 1957, in La Grange, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Ernest Asper
1875–1957
Catherine Alice Matheson
1887–1948
Marriage: 22 July 1920
George Ernest Matheson Asper
1921–1942

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 July 1920Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (7)

    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.
    Age 1
    The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
    1877 · The First Workers Strike
    Age 2
    The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.
    1898 · War with the Spanish
    Age 23
    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.

    Name Meaning

    Swiss German, German, and Norwegian: topographic name for someone living by aspen trees, from Middle High German aspe, or a habitational name for someone from a place called with this word (compare Asp ). This surname is rare in Germany and virtually non-existing in Switzerland.Americanized form of Arabic Esber 1 or Esper 4.History: Many of the American Aspers are descendants of Johannes Georg Asper and his family, who in the middle of the 18th century came from the Palatinate, Germany, and settled in York County, PA. Johannes Georg's father was from Switzerland.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Asp

    Sources (35)

    • Geo Ernest Asper, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • George Ernest Asper, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • George Ernest Asper, "Utah, World War I County Draft Board Registers, Name Index, 1917-1918"

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