Nylan J. Ellsworth

30 Jan 1924 - 11 Oct 2004


Nylan J. Ellsworth

30 Jan 1924 - 11 Oct 2004
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Nylan J. Ellsworth passed away on Columbus Day October 11, 2004, at the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City. He was 80 years old. He leaves behind his wife, Lois Ashby Ellsworth of Bountiful; five children; 19 grandchildren; two great granddaughters and many dear friends and relatives. He
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Nylan J. Ellsworth

Married: 25 Aug 1949

Payson City Cemetery

901 E 400 N
Payson, Utah, Utah
United States


LTC USAR Ret. - Veteran World War II, Korean War


June 26, 2011


June 18, 2011

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LTC Nylan J. Ellsworth (30 January 1924 – 11 October 2004)

Contributor: trishkovach Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

Nylan J. Ellsworth passed away on Columbus Day October 11, 2004, at the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City. He was 80 years old. He leaves behind his wife, Lois Ashby Ellsworth of Bountiful; five children; 19 grandchildren; two great granddaughters and many dear friends and relatives. He was born January 30, 1924 in Eureka. His parents, Dr. and Mrs. Jesse Hyrum Ellsworth, moved to Payson, where Nylan attended school from first grade through high school, graduating in 1941. He played on both school and city baseball teams and loved fishing and hiking in Payson Canyon. With World War II underway, he enlisted as an Air Force cadet and spent a year training at Pomona College in California. With more troops needed in Europe, he was transferred to a combat unit with the 89th Infantry Division. Discharged in 1946, he studied science at University of Utah and Utah State University, where he graduated and completed reserve officers training. He returned to active duty during the Korean War and remained active in the US Army Reserves, retiring with the rank of Lt. Colonel. He completed a Masters degree at Brigham Young University and worked in the parental drug industry and the Food and Drug Administration in both Glendale, California and Rockville, Maryland, retiring in 1985. A member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he and his wife were married in the Salt Lake Temple in 1949 and served in the Frankfurt Germany Mission in 1987-1989. They have made their home in Bountiful since 1990. He was active in wards and branches of the Church wherever he lived. (http://www.deseretnews.com/article/1288028/Obituary-Nylan-J-Ellsworth.html?pg=all)

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Nylan J. Ellsworth was born on 30 Jan 1924
Nylan J. Ellsworth was 16 years old when Adolf Hitler signs an order to begin the systematic euthanasia of mentally ill and disabled people. Adolf Hitler was a German politician, demagogue, and Pan-German revolutionary, who was the leader of the Nazi Party, Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and Führer ("Leader") of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. As dictator, Hitler initiated World War II in Europe with the invasion of Poland in September 1939, and was central to the Holocaust.
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Nylan J. Ellsworth was 18 years old when World War II: The Imperial Japanese Navy made a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, intending to neutralize the United States Pacific Fleet from influencing the war Japan was planning to wage in Southeast Asia. World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all of the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most global war in history; it directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. In a state of total war, the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, blurring the distinction between civilian and military resources. World War II was the deadliest conflict in human history, marked by 50 to 85 million fatalities, most of whom were civilians in the Soviet Union and China. It included massacres, the genocide of the Holocaust, strategic bombing, premeditated death from starvation and disease and the only use of nuclear weapons in war.
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Nylan J. Ellsworth was 29 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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Nylan J. Ellsworth was 40 years old when John F. Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas; hours later, Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in aboard Air Force One as the 36th President of the United States. John Fitzgerald Kennedy, commonly referred to by his initials JFK, was an American politician who served as the 35th President of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963. He served at the height of the Cold War, and the majority of his presidency dealt with managing relations with the Soviet Union. As a member of the Democratic Party, Kennedy represented the state of Massachusetts in the United States House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate prior to becoming president.
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Nylan J. Ellsworth was 49 years old when Vietnam War: The last United States combat soldiers leave South Vietnam. The Vietnam War, also known as the Second Indochina War, and in Vietnam as the Resistance War Against America or simply the American War, was a conflict that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975. It was the second of the Indochina Wars and was officially fought between North Vietnam and the government of South Vietnam. The North Vietnamese army was supported by the Soviet Union, China, and other communist allies; the South Vietnamese army was supported by the United States, South Korea, Australia, Thailand and other anti-communist allies. The war is considered a Cold War-era proxy war by some US perspectives. The majority of Americans believe the war was unjustified. The war would last roughly 19 years and would also form the Laotian Civil War as well as the Cambodian Civil War, which also saw all three countries become communist states in 1975.
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Nylan J. Ellsworth was 62 years old when Space Shuttle program: STS-51-L mission: Space Shuttle Challenger disintegrates after liftoff, killing all seven astronauts on board. The Space Shuttle program was the fourth human spaceflight program carried out by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), which accomplished routine transportation for Earth-to-orbit crew and cargo from 1981 to 2011. Its official name, Space Transportation System (STS), was taken from a 1969 plan for a system of reusable spacecraft of which it was the only item funded for development.
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Nylan J. Ellsworth was 70 years old when The Rwandan genocide begins when the aircraft carrying Rwandan president Juvénal Habyarimana and Burundian president Cyprien Ntaryamira is shot down. The Rwandan genocide, also known as the genocide against the Tutsi, was a genocidal mass slaughter of Tutsi in Rwanda by members of the Hutu majority government. An estimated 500,000 to 1,000,000 Rwandans were killed during the 100-day period from 7 April to mid-July 1994, constituting as many as 70% of the Tutsi population. Additionally, 30% of the Pygmy Batwa were killed. The genocide and widespread slaughter of Rwandans ended when the Tutsi-backed and heavily armed Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) led by Paul Kagame took control of the country. An estimated 2,000,000 Rwandans, mostly Hutus, were displaced and became refugees.
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Nylan J. Ellsworth died on 11 Oct 2004 at the age of 80
Grave record for Nylan J. Ellsworth (30 Jan 1924 - 11 Oct 2004), BillionGraves Record 25455 Payson, Utah, Utah, United States