Lewis William Oborn

Brief Life History of Lewis William

When Lewis William Oborn was born on 11 April 1910, in Union, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, William Oborn, was 33 and his mother, Rhoda Bushman, was 32. He married Joanna Louisa Nelson on 27 April 1956, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He immigrated to California, United States in 1933 and lived in California, United States in 1935 and Election Precinct 6, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1942. He died on 26 July 1984, in San Pablo, Contra Costa, California, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in El Sobrante, Contra Costa, California, United States.

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Lewis William Oborn
Joanna Louisa Nelson
Marriage: 27 April 1956
Wendell Nelson Oborn
Lucinda Ann Oborn

Sources (25)

  • Lewis Oborn in household of William Oborn, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Lewis William Abern, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
  • Lewis William Oborn, "California, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945"

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World Events (8)

1911 · The Salt Lake International Airport

The Salt Lake International Airport starts its history as a small airfield. 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 the local residents.

1912 · The Girl Scouts

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.


The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

English (Somerset): habitational name chiefly from Oborne in Dorset, or perhaps occasionally from Howbourne Farm in Hadlow Down, Sussex, Woburn in Bedfordshire, Woburn Park in Surrey, or Wooburn in Buckinghamshire. The placenames derive from Old English wōh ‘twisted, crooked’ + burna ‘spring, stream’, except Wooburn in Buckinghamshire, which is of uncertain etymology.

English (of Norman origin): perhaps from the Middle English personal name Obern, an Anglo-Norman French form of Osbern (see Osborne ).

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

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Lewis William Oborn b. 1910

The Bushman Family History by Newbern Butt, p. 106: Lewis William was an agent for the Ford Co. in San Francisco. He served a mission in Tahiti 1927-29. Served in the Central States Mission 1952-54. …

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