Albert Edwin Blomquist

28 January 1890–6 February 1970 (Age 80)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Albert Edwin

When Albert Edwin Blomquist was born on 28 January 1890, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, John Blomquist, was 35 and his mother, Edla Sophia Nordquist, was 28. He married Nellie Irene Garey on 4 October 1919, in Weber, Utah, United States. He lived in California, United States in 1935 and Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 6 February 1970, at the age of 80, and was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Albert Edwin Blomquist
Nellie Irene Garey
Marriage: 4 October 1919

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 October 1919Weber, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 6
    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
    1896 · Utah becomes a state
    Age 6
    After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition, that all forms of polygamy were to be banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.
    1911 · The Salt Lake Airport
    Age 21
    The site for the Salt Lake International Airport started as a desolate area of the Valley that was originally used to herd sheep. A cinder-covered landing strip was subsequently created for the Great International Aviation Carnival that was held later in that same year. It brought many pioneers of the aviation industry. Aviator Glenn H. Curtiss brought his newly invented Seaplane to the carnival and demonstrated it to the public by taking off from the Great Salt Lake. It slowly grew until Charles Lindbergh visited that area. After his visit, the airfield changed into a Municipal Airport and started being a hub for most flights from New York to California. After World War II, the airport turned into an international hub for most flights in the Mountain West. In recent history, it sees around 30 million travelers each year and continues to grow in popularity by travelers to and from Utah. It became a hub for Delta Air Lines after its merger with Western Airlines.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Nils, Sven, Alrik, Arni, Bertel, Britt, Erik, Erland, Gothard, Iver, Lennart, Ove.Swedish: ornamental name composed of the elements blom ‘flower’ + quist, an old or ornamental spelling of kvist ‘twig’. Compare Bloomquist .

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

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    "Uncle Ed"

    I knew Uncle Ed first from a visit when he came to New York for a visit when I was probably around 10. He was generous, and friendly. Years later the year after Cathy and I were married -1969- we drov …

    Sources (27)

    • Albert E Blomquist, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Albert Blomquist, "United States Census, 1920"
    • A E Blomquist, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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