Frank Wilson Asper

Brief Life History of Frank Wilson

When Frank Wilson Asper was born on 9 February 1892, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, his father, William Asper, was 55 and his mother, Rebecca Jane Noall, was 33. He married Florence Elinor Robinson on 20 August 1922, in Pine Orchard, Branford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Boston Ward 7, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States in 1920 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1935. He died on 8 November 1973, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Frank Wilson Asper
Florence Elinor Robinson
Marriage: 20 August 1922
Elinor Corse Asper
Maurice Henry Asper
Marguerite Rebecca Asper

Sources (47)

  • Frank Asper, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Frank Wilson Asper, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
  • Frank Wilson Asper, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

1896 · Utah becomes a state

After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition, that all forms of polygamy were to be banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.


Outbreak of World War I. UK enters hostilities against Germany. Grueling trench warfare in Belgium and France.

Name Meaning

Swiss German, German, and Norwegian: topographic name for someone living by aspen trees, from Middle High German aspe, or a habitational name for someone from a place called with this word (compare Asp ). This surname is rare in Germany and virtually non-existing in Switzerland.

Americanized form of Arabic Esber 1 or Esper 4.

History: Many of the American Aspers are descendants of Johannes Georg Asper and his family, who in the middle of the 18th century came from the Palatinate, Germany, and settled in York County, PA. Johannes Georg's father was from Switzerland.

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

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A Ridiculously Short Biography of Frank W. Asper

A Ridiculously Short Biography of Frank W. Asper Frank Wilson Asper was born to William and Rebecca Jane Noall Asper in Logan, Utah, on February 9, 1892. He was the youngest of five children. Frank …

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