Parley Elmer Norseth

10 January 1894–27 July 1982 (Age 88)
Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States

The Life of Parley Elmer

When Parley Elmer Norseth was born on 10 January 1894, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, his father, Peter Olsen Norseth, was 42 and his mother, Mari Larsdatter Raknerud, was 32. He married Orrilla Madeline Shaw on 22 December 1920, in Weber, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Ogden City Legislative District 4, Ogden City Election Precinct, Weber, Utah, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 27 July 1982, at the age of 88, and was buried in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Parley Elmer Norseth
Orrilla Madeline Shaw
Marriage: 22 December 1920
Parley Sinclair Norseth

Spouse and Children

22 December 1920
Weber, Utah, United States


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World Events (8)

1896 · Utah Becomes a State

Age 2

After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition. This condition was that the new state rewrite their constitution to say that all forms of polygamy were banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.
1898 · The Ogden Utah Sugar Factory Opens

Age 4

The Ogden Utah Sugar Factory harvested sugar from beets because sugar cane was hard to grow in northern Utah. During World War, it was hard to get sugar beet seeds, so the company started to harvest the seeds of the beets they were using. The Company merged with a factory in Logan to create the Amalgamated Sugar Company which is still operational today.
1917 · The Utah Packing Company becomes largest in the west

Age 23

"Organized by a group of men in 1901, the Ogden Packing Company expanded consistently until it encompassed 6 acres for its main facility. It became the largest meat packing plant west of the Missouri River and had a daily capacity of over 3,000 animals. Their slogan in Utah was ""Raise a Pig"" so that local farmers and their sons would help in the business. After World War I most plants were forced to cut back on production because demand was dropping. It did bounce back and is still an important component in Utah's economy."

Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of various farms in central Norway named Borseth, Børseth, or Børset, from Old Norse borg ‘stronghold’, ‘fortification’, Old Norse birki ‘birch’, or the river name Bera + set ‘dwelling’, ‘farmstead’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Parley Elmer Norseth, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Parley Elmer Norseth, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Parley Elmer Norseth, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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