Donna Jean Sorenson

2 December 1920–7 June 2007 (Age 86)
Hyde Park, Cache, Utah, United States

The Life of Donna Jean

When Donna Jean Sorenson was born on 2 December 1920, in Hyde Park, Cache, Utah, United States, her father, Lorenzo Sorensen, was 41 and her mother, Sarah Elizabeth Matkin, was 38. She married Joseph Henry Powell on 12 October 1940, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Cornish, Cache, Utah, United States in 2001 and Logan, Cache, Utah, United States in 2007. She died on 7 June 2007, in Murray, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Cornish, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Henry Powell
1916–2001
Donna Jean Sorenson
1920–2007
Marriage: 12 October 1940
Larry Eugene Powell
1941–2015
Margery Powell
1946–2020

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
12 October 1940
Logan, Cache, Utah, United States
children

(2)

    Larry Eugene Powell

    Male1941–2015Male

    Margery Powell

    Female1946–2020Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(6)

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 3

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1923 · The Ellen Eccles Theatre

Age 3

The Ellen Eccles Theater was originally known as the Capitol Theater and was home to different vaudevilles and operas. The Theater later became solely used for community events and movies. In 1988, popular outcry from the public led to the city of Logan purchasing the theater and a not-for-profit organization was formed to renovate and operate it. Fire destroyed much of the theater's annex in 1990 during a restoration attempt by the city. However, the Theater reopened to a gala performance on January 8, 1993. It is used today for performances of the Utah Festival Opera Company along with the Cache Valley Civic Ballet, Music Theater West, Valley Dance Ensemble, Cache Theater Company, and several Utah State University performing groups.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 24

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

1 Americanized spelling of Danish and Norwegian Sørensen ( see Sorensen ) or the Swedish cognate Sörensson.2 Jewish (northeastern Ashkenazic): metronymic from the Yiddish female personal name Sore (from the Hebrew female personal name Sara ‘princess’) + German Sohn ‘son’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Donna Jean Sorenson Powell in household of Joseph Henery Powell, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Donna Jean Sorenson in household of Lorenzo Sorenson, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Donna Jean Sorenson in household of Lorenzo Sorenson, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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