Elmer Karsten Aagaard

7 October 1914–6 January 1998 (Age 83)
Bellingham, Whatcom, Washington, United States

The Life of Elmer Karsten

When Elmer Karsten Aagaard was born on 7 October 1914, in Bellingham, Whatcom, Washington, United States, his father, Kasper Nikolai Aagaard, was 29 and his mother, Julia Knutsdtr. Kvale, was 22. He married Faye Spendlove on 14 June 1938, in Richfield, Sevier, Utah, United States. He lived in Utah, United States in 2000 and Murray, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 2001. He registered for military service in 1943. He died on 6 January 1998, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Elmer Karsten Aagaard
Faye Spendlove
Marriage: 14 June 1938

Spouse and Children

14 June 1938
Richfield, Sevier, Utah, United States

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1916 · No-Ni-Shee Arch

Age 2

The No-Ni-Shee Arch was a temporary archway near the intersection of Main Street and South Temple in downtown Salt Lake City. The archway was built in 1916 for the Wizard of the Wasatch festival. The name No-Ni-Shee was derived from a mythical American Indian Salt Princess. Her tears caused the Great Salt Lake to be salty. The arch was dedicated to her and sprayed with salt water so that salt eventually crystallized on Main Street. The Wizard’s carnivals enlivened Utah’s summers for several years. The last Wizard of the Wasatch carnival was held in 1916, on the eve of World War I.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 23

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Norwegian and Danish: variant of Ågård ( see Agard ).

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

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Story Highlight

A Grandson Remembers John Alfred, Jr. and Maude May Griffith Spendlove by Larry Vaughn Spendlove

I have fond memories of my Grandpa and Grandma, John Alfred, Jr., and Maude May Griffith Spendlove. During my growing up years, our family lived in either Ogden or Salt Lake City, so our visits invo …

Sources (3)

  • Elmer Karsten Aagaard, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Elmer Aagaard in household of Kasper A Aagaard, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Elmer Aagaard in household of Kasher Aagaard, "United States Census, 1920"

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