Edward Jesse Askelson

21 May 1924–24 May 1999 (Age 75)
Montana, United States

The Life of Edward Jesse

When Edward Jesse Askelson was born on 21 May 1924, in Montana, United States, his father, Oscar Benjamin Askelson, was 40 and his mother, Olga Josefine Olson, was 24. He married Eileen LaMay Willard on 28 February 1947, in Sheridan, Madison, Montana, United States. He lived in School District 6 Whitetail, Daniels, Montana, United States in 1940 and Flathead, Montana, United States in 1999. He died on 24 May 1999, in Kalispell, Flathead, Montana, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Glacier Memorial Gardens, Kalispell, Flathead, Montana, United States.

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Edward Jesse Askelson
Eileen LaMay Willard
Marriage: 28 February 1947

Spouse and Children

28 February 1947
Sheridan, Madison, Montana, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 3

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1933 · Fort Peck Dam Construction Begins

Age 9

Construction on the Fort Peck Dam started in 1933. It is the highest of six major dams along the Missouri River. It is located in the northeastern part of Montana near Glasgow and Fort Peck.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 20

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

Scandinavian: patronymic from a reduced form of the Old Norse personal name Ásketill ( see Haskell ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Edward J Askelson in household of Oscar B Askelson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Edward Askelson in household of Oscar Askelson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Edward J Askelson in entry for Eileen L Askelson, "Montana, Flathead County Records, 1871-2007"

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