Ernest Wilford Bosgieter

15 April 1904–20 November 1996 (Age 92)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Ernest Wilford

When Ernest Wilford Bosgieter was born on 15 April 1904, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Jan Bosgieter, was 26 and his mother, Jemima Cox Wheat, was 39. He married Mildred Eveline Peterson on 17 October 1931, in San Francisco, California, United States. He immigrated to San Francisco, California, United States in 1938 and lived in San Francisco, California, United States for about 10 years and Healdsburg, Sonoma, California, United States in 1994. He registered for military service in 1940. He died on 20 November 1996, in Sonoma, California, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Santa Rosa Memorial Park, Santa Rosa, Sonoma, California, United States.

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Ernest Wilford Bosgieter
Mildred Eveline Peterson
Marriage: 17 October 1931

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 October 1931San Francisco, California, United States
  • Parents and Siblings



    World Events (8)

    1906 · Saving Food Labels
    Age 2
    The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
    1908 · The Salt Lake City Union Pacific Depot
    Age 4
    Being listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Salt Lake City Union Pacific Depot dates to the more prosperous era in the history of American railroad travel. Originally called the Union Station, it was jointly constructed by the San Pedro, Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroads and the Oregon Short Line. The platforms behind the station ran north-to-south, parallel to the first main line built in the Salt Lake Valley. When Amtrak was formed in 1971, it took over the passenger services at the station, but all trains were moved to the Rio Grande station after it joined Amtrak. In January 2006, The Depot was opened as a shopping center that housed shops, restaurants and music venues.
    1928 · Bryce Canyon National Park
    Age 24
    Bryce Canyon, being named after Ebenezer Bryce, was designated first as a national monument by President Warren G. Harding in 1923 but was re-designated as a nation park in 1928 by Congress.

    Name Meaning

    Of Germanic origin, derived from the Old High German vocabulary word eornost ‘serious business, battle to the death’. The name was introduced into England in the 18th century by followers of the Elector of Hanover, who became George I of England. A variant spelling, Earnest , has arisen by association with the modern English adjective earnest.

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

    Story Highlight

    Ernest Wilford Bosgieter Photo

    Ernest Bosgieter with his nephews Melvin L. and Norman Lynn Henshaw, and nieces Maxine and Lucille Moore. Ernest is the third and youngest son of Jemima Wheat; the two boys are sons of her oldest son …

    Sources (22)

    • Ernest Wilford Bosgieter, "Utah, Salt Lake County Birth Records, 1890-1915"
    • Ernest R Bosgider in household of John Bosgider, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Ernest Bosgieter in household of Leafy Borup, "United States Census, 1930"

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