David Thurman Jacobson

18 August 1947–29 July 2004 (Age 56)
Kimberly, White Pine, Nevada, United States

The Life of David Thurman

When David Thurman Jacobson was born on 18 August 1947, in Kimberly, White Pine, Nevada, United States, his father, Gordon Howard Jacobson, was 20 and his mother, Kathleen Mary Clawson, was 19. He died on 29 July 2004, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Murray, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Gordon Howard Jacobson
Kathleen Mary Clawson
David Thurman Jacobson
Julie Kaye Jacobson
Susan Jacobson
Patricia Jacobson

Parents and Siblings




    Patricia Jacobson


    Julie Kaye Jacobson


    Susan Jacobson


World Events (8)

1948 · The Beginning of the Cold War

Age 1

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.
1949 · KSL

Age 2

The station first aired on June 1, operating out of the Union Pacific Building. It was owned by the Deseret News but originally operated as an affiliate of CBS. A few months after the first broadcast, KSL moved its operations to the Broadcast House. In 1952, a 370-foot transmission tower was constructed on Farnsworth Peak to improve the station's signal coverage along the Wasatch Front. KSL also began to build a massive translator network that stretches across five states and claims the largest signal coverage of any station in the United States. KSL operated as a division of the Deseret News until Bonneville International was formed. Soon afterward, channel 5 began broadcasting its programming in color. In 1984, the station moved its Broadcast House facilities to the Triad Center and on September 10, 1995, KSL-TV became an NBC affiliate. During the 2002 Winter Olympics, KSL-TV was very influential in bringing coverage and technology to NBC.

Age 16

President John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas, Texas.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Jacob . As an American surname this name has absorbed cognates from other languages, for example Danish, Norwegian, and Dutch Jacobsen and Swedish Jacobsson.

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

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Story Highlight


"Beloved Husband, Father & Brother" David T. Jacobson passed away July 29, 2004 after a valiant struggle with cancer. He was courageous to the very end. David was born August 18, 1947 in Ely, NV …

Sources (3)

  • David Thurman Jacobson in household of Gordan Howard Jacobson, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • David Thurman Jacobson in household of Gordon Howard Jacobson, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • David O Jacobson in entry for Gordon Howard Jacobson, "Utah, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1947"

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