Wayne Lawrence Berrett

Brief Life History of Wayne Lawrence

When Wayne Lawrence Berrett was born on 29 December 1915, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Orson Toone Berrett, was 28 and his mother, Clara May Dixon, was 26. He married Ruth Bowns on 23 August 1944, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He registered for military service in 1941. In 1945, his occupation is listed as farmer and rancher in Jordan Valley, Malheur, Oregon, United States. He died on 4 February 1993, in Jordan Valley, Malheur, Oregon, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Owyhee, Malheur, Oregon, United States.

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Wayne Lawrence Berrett
Ruth Bowns
Marriage: 23 August 1944
Owen Orson Berrett

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  • Wayne L Berrett, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Birth Certificate for Wayne Lawrence Berrett, 29 December 1915
  • Wayne Lawerence Berrett, "Utah Marriages, 1887-1935"

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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.

1937 · The Neutrality Act

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 Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.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 (Wiltshire): variant of Barrett .

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

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Memories of Grandpa and Grandma by Gregory Dibb

Written by grandson Gregory Dibb, May 2015. Grandma and grandpa always having frozen pushups in the freezer from Schwann’s delivery service The big dinner bell outside that Grandma would ring for Gra …

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