Arthur James Atwood

31 Jan 1915 - 10 Feb 1979


Arthur James Atwood

31 Jan 1915 - 10 Feb 1979
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Arthur James Atwood

Married: 28 Aug 1941

Spanish Fork City Cemetery

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Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah
United States


July 17, 2011


July 17, 2011

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Arthur James Atwood my father

Contributor: evie7genie Created: 9 months ago Updated: 9 months ago

Dad was born and raised in the Spanish Fork, Utah area. A small farming community west of the town proper know as Leland. Grandmother was widowed when father was only 4 years old. Grandmother remarried a local man who had been widowed a few years earlier. The new husband had children of his own and expected grandmother to raise his children and did not pay much attention to her own. Consequently, the marriage did not last too long and grandmother raised her children on her own. Father worked around home until he finished 10th grade and then quit school and started off on his own. The first job he was able find was a construction laborer on the Grand Coolie Dam in Washington State. He worked as a laborer and apprentice carpenter on the dam. He worked several years on the project until it was completed. He apprenticed under an older German carpenter who taught him several carpenter skills. After the dam was completed he and several other men caught a freight train to Parker Arizona and worked on the Parker Dam. When that project ended he worked his way to Juneau Alaska to work on a construction project at the Navy Base. At the completion of that project he returned home to Leland to spend time with his mother and family. He was schedule to go to Hawaii and work on the Pearl Harbor Navy Base. While he was at home his oldest brother George convinced him to give up his wandering and stay at home. Uncle George helped Dad purchase a 120 acre farm, adjacent to his farm, in the community of Lake Shore. At that time, father had made the aquaintance of Ila Huff. Aunt Bess's sister. My mother and Georges' wife were sisters. After a short courtship father announced to Ila. "I have purchased a farm and I need a wife". Not exactly the proposal a woman would like but she consented to be a farmers wife. They married in August of 1939 and stayed on the farm until father retired from the Carpenters Union in 1976. Father had many hobbies including riding club with the local men. He and several other men started the Arrowhead Riding Club. They built a riding arena at the Arrowhead Resort in Benjamin, Utah. The Arrowhead Resort was a local establishment that featured an indoor swimming pool heated by a natural hot spring. We children learned to swim by taking summer swimming lesson at the pool. After a few years the owners of the Resort opted to expand their picnic facilities into the area that had been the riding arena. The riding club members purchased another property nearby and built another riding facility. Many years were spent participating in the club events all over the region. They were very successful in their endeavors. The Arrowhead Riding Club is still in existence today. Later in life father enjoyed bowling, fishing and golf. He was a natural in all these activities. Bowled in tournaments fished with the best anglers and golfed with the local Doctors. Mother never let on how much he was gone having fun.

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Arthur James Atwood was born on 31 Jan 1915
Arthur James Atwood was 15 years old when Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 500 home runs in his career with a home run at League Park in Cleveland, Ohio. George Herman "Babe" Ruth Jr. was an American professional baseball player whose career in Major League Baseball (MLB) spanned 22 seasons, from 1914 through 1935. Nicknamed "The Bambino" and "The Sultan of Swat", he began his MLB career as a stellar left-handed pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, but achieved his greatest fame as a slugging outfielder for the New York Yankees. Ruth established many MLB batting records, including career home runs (714), runs batted in (RBIs) (2,213), bases on balls (2,062), slugging percentage (.690), and on-base plus slugging (OPS) (1.164); the latter two still stand as of 2018. Ruth is regarded as one of the greatest sports heroes in American culture and is considered by many to be the greatest baseball player of all time. In 1936, Ruth was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame as one of its "first five" inaugural members.
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Arthur James Atwood was 16 years old when Great Depression: In a State of the Union message, U.S. President Herbert Hoover proposes a $150 million (equivalent to $2,197,000,000 in 2017) public works program to help generate jobs and stimulate the economy. The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, beginning in the United States. The timing of the Great Depression varied across nations; in most countries it started in 1929 and lasted until the late-1930s. It was the longest, deepest, and most widespread depression of the 20th century. In the 21st century, the Great Depression is commonly used as an example of how far the world's economy can decline.
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Arthur James Atwood was 26 years old when World War II: Nazi Germany invades the Soviet Union in Operation Barbarossa. Nazi Germany is the common English name for Germany between 1933 and 1945, when Adolf Hitler and his Nazi Party (NSDAP) controlled the country through a dictatorship. Under Hitler's rule, Germany was transformed into a totalitarian state that controlled nearly all aspects of life via the Gleichschaltung legal process. The official name of the state was Deutsches Reich until 1943 and Großdeutsches Reich from 1943 to 1945. Nazi Germany is also known as the Third Reich, from German Drittes Reich, meaning "Third Realm" or "Third Empire", the first two being the Holy Roman Empire and the German Empire. The Nazi regime ended after the Allied Powers defeated Germany in May 1945, ending World War II in Europe.
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Arthur James Atwood was 38 years old when Jonas Salk announced the successful test of his polio vaccine on a small group of adults and children (vaccination pictured). Jonas Edward Salk was an American medical researcher and virologist. He discovered and developed one of the first successful polio vaccines. Born in New York City, he attended New York University School of Medicine, later choosing to do medical research instead of becoming a practicing physician. In 1939, after earning his medical degree, Salk began an internship as a physician scientist at Mount Sinai Hospital. Two years later he was granted a fellowship at the University of Michigan, where he would study flu viruses with his mentor Thomas Francis, Jr.
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Arthur James Atwood was 50 years old when Thirty-five hundred United States Marines are the first American land combat forces committed during the Vietnam War. The United States Marine Corps (USMC), also referred to as the United States Marines, is a branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for conducting amphibious operations with the United States Navy. The U.S. Marine Corps is one of the four armed service branches in the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States.
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Arthur James Atwood died on 10 Feb 1979 at the age of 64
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