Edna Martin Gaunt

Female1911–23 September 2009

Brief Life History of Edna Martin

When Edna Martin Gaunt was born in 1911, her father, James Mitchell Gaunt, was 53 and her mother, Georgie Ella Martin, was 36. She married Franklin Hyrum Sawyer on 6 July 1937, in Salt Lake, Utah, United States. She lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1935 and Boise, Ada, Idaho, United States for about 10 years. She died on 23 September 2009, at the age of 98.

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Franklin Hyrum Sawyer
Edna Martin Gaunt
Marriage: 6 July 1937

Sources (9)

  • Edna G Sawyer, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Edna Martin Gaunt, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
  • Edna Martin Sawyer in entry for Frank Hyrum Sawyer, "Idaho, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 July 1937Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)

    1911 · The Salt Lake Airport

    Age 0

    The site for the Salt Lake International Airport started as a desolate area of the Valley that was originally used to herd sheep. A cinder-covered landing strip was subsequently created for the Great International Aviation Carnival that was held later in that same year. It brought many pioneers of the aviation industry. Aviator Glenn H. Curtiss brought his newly invented Seaplane to the carnival and demonstrated it to the public by taking off from the Great Salt Lake. It slowly grew until Charles Lindbergh visited that area. After his visit, the airfield changed into a Municipal Airport and started being a hub for most flights from New York to California. After World War II, the airport turned into an international hub for most flights in the Mountain West. In recent history, it sees around 30 million travelers each year and continues to grow in popularity by travelers to and from Utah. It became a hub for Delta Air Lines after its merger with Western Airlines.

    1912 · The Girl Scouts

    Age 1

    Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

    1937 · The Neutrality Act

    Age 26

    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 Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.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

    English (Yorkshire): variant of Gant .

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

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