Henrietta Thelma Cragun

22 April 1916–22 February 1987 (Age 70)
Pleasant View, Weber, Utah, United States

The Life of Henrietta Thelma

When Henrietta Thelma Cragun was born on 22 April 1916, in Pleasant View, Weber, Utah, United States, her father, Willard Simeon Cragun, was 40 and her mother, Henrietta Furgeson, was 30. She married William Alexander Messersmith on 21 February 1930, in St. Anthony, Fremont, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Ogden City Legislative District 3, Ogden City Election Precinct, Weber, Utah, United States in 1940. She died on 22 February 1987, in Blythe, Riverside, California, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Alfonso Hartey
1891–1965
Henrietta Thelma Cragun
1916–1987
Marriage: 26 August 1937
Thelma Faye Hartey
1937–1990
Elaine Hartey
1941–
Glen Ray Hartey
1944–2005
Joyce Mae Hartey
1946–2014
Jackie Linda Hartey
1948–2008
Darrell Hartey
1953–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
26 August 1937
Malad, Oneida, Idaho, United States
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World Events (8)

1917

Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 18

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 19

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

Probably an altered spelling of Scottish Craigen . Compare Cragin .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Heneretta Thelma Cragun Hartey in household of William A Hartey, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Heneretta Thelma Cragun Hartey in household of William A. Hartey, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Henrietta Thelma Cragun Hartey in household of William Alfonzo Hartey, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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