Elvaretta Knudsen

28 June 1908–5 March 1991 (Age 82)
Fairview, Franklin, Idaho, United States

The Life of Elvaretta

When Elvaretta Knudsen was born on 28 June 1908, in Fairview, Franklin, Idaho, United States, her father, Christian Knudsen, was 26 and her mother, Carrie Amelia Gilbert, was 25. She married Durwood France Huls on 17 August 1938, in Denver, Colorado, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Fairview, Oneida, Idaho Territory, United States in 1910. She died on 5 March 1991, in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Salem, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Durwood France Huls
Elvaretta Knudsen
Marriage: 17 August 1938
Durwood Craig Huls
Todd K Huls
Dana Huls
Nan Lorayne Huls

Spouse and Children

17 August 1938
Denver, Colorado, United States


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1909 · Rainbow Bridge is Discovered

Age 1

Until 1909, this natural wonder was not known to the outside world. Two separate exploration parties – one headed by University of Utah Dean Byron Cummings, and another by government surveyor, W.B. Douglass – began searching for the legendary span. Eventually, they combined efforts. Paiute guides Nasja Begay and Jim Mike led an exploration party in the south east corner of Utah, along with trader and explorer John Wetherill. Coming down what is now Bridge Canyon, the party saw Rainbow Bridge for the first time. The next year, President Taft proclaimed the newly found structure a National Monument. Theodore Roosevelt and Zane Grey were among the first visitors to see the Monument. The trail they took is no longer passable for horses but is now a trailhead for hikers that want to visit the bridge. Rainbow Bridge receives thousands of visitors each year but, the National Park Service asks visitors to be respectful of its significance to the people who have long held Rainbow Bridge sacred.

Age 23

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

Name Meaning

Danish, Norwegian, and German: patronymic from a personal name derived from Old Norse Knútr meaning ‘knot’ (Danish Knud, Norwegian Knut, German Knuth). This was a Danish royal name, Latinized as Canutus.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Elveretta Knudson in household of Christian Knudson, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Elvertta Knudson in household of Chris Knudson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Elvretta Knudsen in household of Chris Knudsen, "United States Census, 1920"

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