Martina LaRene Draayer

29 July 1923–9 March 1996 (Age 72)
Clinton, Davis, Utah, United States

The Life of Martina LaRene

When Martina LaRene Draayer was born on 29 July 1923, in Clinton, Davis, Utah, United States, her father, Adrian William Draayer, was 19 and her mother, Grace Bessie Starkey, was 18. She married Grant Thomas Stuart on 11 August 1940, in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Davis, Utah, United States in 1935 and Elwood Election Precinct, Box Elder, Utah, United States in 1940. She died on 9 March 1996, in Twin Falls, Idaho, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Twin Falls, Twin Falls, Idaho, United States.

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Grant Thomas Stuart
Martina LaRene Draayer
Marriage: 11 August 1940
Grant Stuart

Spouse and Children

11 August 1940
Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States


    Grant Stuart


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World Events (8)


Age 4

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

Age 4

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.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 21

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

Dutch: occupational name for a wood or bone turner, Middle Dutch drayere, an agent derivative of draaien ‘to turn’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Marthina L Draayer in household of Adrian W Draayer, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Marthina Larene Draayer in household of Adrian William Draayer, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Marthina Lerene Draayer in household of Adrain William Draayer, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"

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