Lt. Jg Francis Roland Register USN

15 November 1917–16 May 1943 (Age 25)
Bismarck, Burleigh, North Dakota, United States

The Life Summary of Francis Roland

When Lt. Jg Francis Roland Register USN was born on 15 November 1917, in Bismarck, Burleigh, North Dakota, United States, his father, Francis Donaldson Register, was 24 and his mother, Katherine Orelle Gabert, was 23. He married Ruth Edith Christianson on 7 February 1942, in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States. He died on 16 May 1943, in Attu, Attu Island, Aleutians West Census Area, Unorganized Borough, Alaska, United States, at the age of 25, and was buried in Bismarck, Burleigh, North Dakota, United States.

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Lt. Jg Francis Roland Register USN
Ruth Edith Christianson
Marriage: 7 February 1942

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 February 1942Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Parents and Siblings



    World Events (8)

    1918 · Attempting to Stop the War
    Age 1
    To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
    1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment
    Age 2
    The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
    Age 10
    Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

    Name Meaning

    English: perhaps from Middle English, Old French registre ‘register’, ‘book for recording enactments’, hence perhaps a metonymic occupational name for a scribe or clerk.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Lt Jg Francis Roland "Cash" Register World War II Service

    Francis Roland Register had a history of service in his family. His father and one of his uncles served in World War I. Another of his uncle,s, LTCD Paul James Register went to the US Naval Academy …

    Sources (18)

    • Francis R Register in household of Helen Register, "United States Census, 1930"
    • Francis Register in entry for Ruth Edith Christianson Register Coleman, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
    • Francis Or Cash Register in entry for Ruth Edith Coleman, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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