Thelma Jean Sayer

1 August 1928–3 May 2006 (Age 77)
Rigby, Jefferson, Idaho, United States

The Life of Thelma Jean

When Thelma Jean Sayer was born on 1 August 1928, in Rigby, Jefferson, Idaho, United States, her father, John Earl Sayer, was 36 and her mother, Leona Lorainne Hanni, was 25. She married Allen Arvid Elg on 17 January 1948, in Bonneville, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Rigby Election Precinct 3, Jefferson, Idaho, United States in 1940 and Boise, Idaho, United States in 2006. She died on 3 May 2006, in Boise, Ada, Idaho, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Rigby, Jefferson, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Allen Arvid Elg
Thelma Jean Sayer
Marriage: 17 January 1948
Danette Jean Elg
Brad Elg
Monique Bross
Von Bross

Spouse and Children

17 January 1948
Bonneville, Idaho, United States



    Brad Elg


    Monique Bross


    Von Bross


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 1

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1930 · Idaho City Building is built

Age 2

Construction on this historic building started in 1929 and wrapped up in 1930. It was registered on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984 due to its unique design.
1949 · NATO is Established

Age 21

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is an alliance between 29 North American and European countries. The agreement of the alliance is to help defend each other if attacked by an external country. The last country to enter was Montenegro in 2017.

Name Meaning

1 English: from the Middle English personal name Saher or Seir. This is probably a Norman introduction of the Continental Germanic personal name Sigiheri, composed of the elements sigi ‘victory’ + heri ‘army’. However, it could also represent a Middle English survival of an unrecorded Old English name, Sǣhere, composed of the elements sǣ ‘sea’ + here ‘army’.2 English: occupational name, from Middle English saghier ( see Sawyer ) or Old French seieor.3 English: occupational name for a professional reciter, from an agent derivative of Middle English say(en), sey(en) ‘to say’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Thelma Jean Sayer in household of John Earl Sayer, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Thelma Jean Sayer in household of John Earl Sayer, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Thelma C Sayer in household of John E Sayer, "United States Census, 1940"

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