Arvel Thorne Hurst

29 April 1926–29 June 2008 (Age 82)
Zurich, Blaine, Montana, United States

The Life of Arvel Thorne

When Arvel Thorne Hurst was born on 29 April 1926, in Zurich, Blaine, Montana, United States, his father, Winfield Hurst, was 34 and his mother, Arvella Thorne, was 29. He married Geraldine Lillie Rasmussen on 2 June 1952, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in World for about 10 years and Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States in 1952. He registered for military service in 1944. He died on 29 June 2008, in Visalia, Tulare, California, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Visalia Public Cemetery, Visalia, Tulare, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Arvel Thorne Hurst
1926–2008
Geraldine Lillie Rasmussen
1926–2010
Marriage: 2 June 1952
Michael Jarrel Hurst
1948–2012
Olivia Hurst
1961–2012

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
2 June 1952
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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World Events (8)

1927

Age 1

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1927 · Land Covered in Dinosaur Fossils

Age 1

The quarry was originally found by sheepherders and cattlemen as they drove their animals through the area. The Department of Geology at the University of Utah soon visited the area and found 800 fossils of a variety of Dinosaurs from the Jurassic Era. Because of the proximity of the site to Cleveland, Utah, and because most of the expeditions were financed by Malcolm Lloyd, the site was later known as the Cleveland-Lloyd Quarry. In later years, Princeton college spent three summers at the site. They collected a total of 1,200 bones, part of which were sent back to the school and mounted to complete a full skeleton of an Allosaurus, Utah’s State Fossil. Over the years, excavations led to the collection of more than 12,000 fossils from the quarry. It was designated as a National Natural Landmark in 1965.
1948 · The Beginning of the Cold War

Age 22

The Berlin Blockade was the first major crises of the Cold War. The Soviet Union blocked all access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control and offered to drop the blockade if the newly introduced Deutsche Mark was removed from West Berlin. The Berlin Blockade showed the different ideological and economic visions for postwar Europe. Even though there wasn't any fire fight during the cold war, many of these skirmishes arose and almost caused nuclear war on multiple occasions.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived on a wooded hill, Old English hyrst, or habitational name from one of the various places named with this word, for example Hurst in Berkshire, Kent, Somerset, and Warwickshire, or Hirst in Northumberland and West Yorkshire.2 Irish: re-Anglicized form of de Horsaigh, Gaelicized form of the English habitational name Horsey , established in Ireland since the 13th century.3 German: topographic name from Middle High German hurst ‘woodland’, ‘thicket’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Arvel Thorne Hurst, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Arvel Thorne Hurst, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Arvel Thorne Hurst in household of Winfield Hurst, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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