William Herbert Mortensen

27 January 1897–12 August 1965 (Age 68)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of William Herbert

When William Herbert Mortensen was born on 27 January 1897, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, William Peter Mortensen, was 37 and his mother, Agnes Thomsen, was 36. He married Courtney Finch Crawford on 10 May 1924, in Hollywood, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States. He lived in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1930 and Laguna Beach Judicial Township, Orange, California, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1918. He died on 12 August 1965, in Scripps Clinic, San Diego, California, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Fairhaven Memorial Park, Santa Ana, Orange, California, United States.

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William Herbert Mortensen
Myrdith Monaghan
Marriage: 1 April 1933

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  • Marriage
    1 April 1933Orange, California, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1898 · War with the Spanish
    Age 1
    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
    1899 · The Salt Palace Convention Center
    Age 2
    The original Salt Palace was built in 1899 and It stood on 900 South, between State Street and Main Street. The Salt Palace was a frame structure covered in large pieces of rock salt, which gave it its name. The Salt Palace was destroyed by fire on August 29, 1910 and was replaced by the Majestic Hall. This Hall only lasted for a while during the remodel of the Salt Palace. The Salt Palace served as the Olympic Media Center during the 2002 Winter Olympics. Salt Lake Comic Con has been held at the Salt Palace Convention Center since September 2013.
    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
    Age 19
    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.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Niels, Lars, Morten, Einer, Jorgen, Bent, Britt, Carsten, Egil, Gunner, Hartvig.Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Morten, a vernacular form of Martin 1.

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

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    Sources (21)

    • William Mortensen, "Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951"
    • William H Mortinsen, "United States Census, 1930"
    • William H Mortensen, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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