William Gilbert Sorensen Jr

4 Dec 1914 - 24 Dec 1987


William Gilbert Sorensen Jr

4 Dec 1914 - 24 Dec 1987
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WILLIAM GILBERT SORENSEN William Gilbert Sorensen was born October 17, 1885 at Hyrum, Cache County, Utah. He was the son of Ole Julius Sorensen, who was born December 25, 1854 at Odense, Fyen, Denmark and Hannah Christina Ockerman who was born November 27, 1859 at Sovestad, Sweden. William's parents
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William Gilbert Sorensen Jr


Riverside Thomas Cemetery

939-949 State Highway 39
Blackfoot, Bingham, Idaho
United States


December 15, 2013


July 21, 2013

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Entry for William Gilbert Sorensen Family in the book-"Miracle of the Desert" a history of the Thomas Ward and surrounding communities -1957. Section was written and contributed by daughters of William and Florence Sorensen.

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WILLIAM GILBERT SORENSEN William Gilbert Sorensen was born October 17, 1885 at Hyrum, Cache County, Utah. He was the son of Ole Julius Sorensen, who was born December 25, 1854 at Odense, Fyen, Denmark and Hannah Christina Ockerman who was born November 27, 1859 at Sovestad, Sweden. William's parents were early pioneers of Cache County. Ole Julius Sorensen left Denmark with his mother Bodell and his younger brother Charles. They boarded the Church Charted Sailing Ship "Kenilworth." It lifted anchor in the River Elbe at Hamburg, Germany May 25, 1866 with 684 Saints aboard among whom was Andrew Jensen, the late Church Historian. They arrived at Castle Gardens off Statten Island, New York July 17, 1866. They reached Wyoming, Nebraska July 29th where the teams sent to meet them by the Church had been waiting for them. The family joined the Peter Nebeker Ox Team Train leaving the Missouri River on August 4, 1866 and arriving at the old Tithing Yard in Salt Lake City, September 29, 1866. They lived first in Brigham City for a year then settled in Hyrum. Ole Julius was one of the original members of the Hyrum Martial Band and played with the same group when they became known as the Silver Grey Band. William married Florence James a young school teacher from Paradise, Cache County, Utah, in the Logan Temple on December 12, 1906. Florence was born May 26, 1887 at Paradise, Utah a daughter of David Jenkins James and Fannie Thompson Webb. Her parents too were of early pioneer ancestry having crossed the plains in 1860 with Daniel Robinson Handcart Company. William and Florence lived for a short time in Paradise, Hyrum and Salt Lake City and then later moved to Ucon, Idaho in 1910. From this place they moved to Thomas in 1912 and bought the home now owned by John Watson. They ran a dry farm. William served as a Ward Teacher, a member of the Choir and was very active in the theatrical company with Mrs. Lee (Mabel) Turpin, Manager. He has been well known for his sense of humor and little acts of kindness to those less fortunate. Florence served as as a Sunday School Teacher, Principal of the Religion Class Organization from 1913 until about 1919. She was a visiting teacher for the Relief Society for 40 years. In addition to this and the care of her large family Florence has won recognition for the magazine articles she has written. They left Thomas in 1919 moving to Blackfoot where they still reside. William worked for the U.S. Post Office for 26 years and owned and operated his own transfer company on the side. They are still active in the Church and are the parents of 14 children, 12 whom are living. FANNIE LARUE SORENSEN: born October 20, 1907. Married Byron Elias Harvey Sr. July 24, 1930. Occupation, secretary, stenographer. Children: Byron Elias Harvey, Jr., born October 4, 1933. Bruce Gilbert Harvey, born January 2, 1938. HAROLD JAMES SORENSEN: born January 30, 1909. Married Myrtle Hall, June 7, 1930. Occupation: Carpet Man. Children: Helen Ann Sorensen, born September 9, 1932. Carol Jean Sorensen, born September, 1939. Ross Alan Sorensen, born March 30, 1944. HANNAH MAE SORENSEN: born May 21, 1911. Married Harvey John Murdock, September 16, 1929. Occupation: Housewife, storekeeper. Children: Donna Mae Murdock, born December 28, 1933. Jack William Murdock, born August 12, 1944. Joe Blaine Murdock, born January 4, 1947. Jill Marie Murdock, born October 31, 1950. ELMO J. SORENSEN: born January 29, 1913. Married Florence Pedrotti March 13, 1936. Occupation: Apiarist. Children: Rodney J. Sorensen, born January 24, 1940. Russell Dean Sorensen, born November 17, 1942. Gail Ann Sorensen, born November 11, 1952. Barry Sorensen, born April/March, 1955. WILLIAM GILBERT SORENSEN JR: born December 4, 1914. Married Josephine LaFollete Clark August 16, 1942. Occupation: Service Station Operator. Armed Services, U.S. Army, Rank Sgt., Branch 138th Infantry. Served in United States for duration, Sept. 16, 1940 to Feb. 26, 1942. Children: Forrest William Sorensen, born March 8, 1946. Lesley Faye Sorensen, born April 27, 1949. LYLE SORENSEN: born November 6, 1916. Died November 7, 1916. MERLE J. SORENSEN: born October 7, 1917. Married Paloona May Brown, October 10, 1944. Occupation: Boiler Maker. Armed Services, Army, Rank T/Sgt., Branch Co. B. 186th Infantry, 81st Division. Served in United States and Pacific. Duration, Sept. 16, 1940 to Nov. 18, 1945. Children: David Merle Sorensen, born April 5, 1946. Randolph James Sorensen, born September 30, 1947. Anna Lorraine Sorensen, born Augsust 12, 1953. Peter Paul Sorensen, born April 1956. ELNA SORENSEN: born February 14, 1920. Married Sidney Ford Call on February 18, 1942. Occupation Housewife. Children: Michael Ford Call, born May 12, 1945. Claudia Ann Call, born June 4, 1949. Paulette Jeane Call, born March 15, 1948. Died March 15, 1948. Kathleen Gay Call, born May 15, 1951. Christy Lynn Call, born April 5, 1954. REED MELVIN SORENSEN: born August 7, 1922. Married Hulda Charlotte Svare, June 20, 1948. Armed Services, U.S. Army, Rank Sgt., Branch 138th Infantry. Served in United States for Duration September 16, 1940 to 1943. Occupation: Mortician. GERALDINE ORAL SORENSEN: born April 21, 1924. Married Alma Leon Van Orden, June 17, 1943. Occupation Housewife. Children: Terry Leon, born March 3, 1947. Christine Van Orden, born Sept. 29, 1948. Deborah Van Orden, born April 24, 1953. Yvonne born September 7, 1956. MURRAY LEMOYNE SORENSEN: born August 20, 1925. Married Lona Mae Clegg September 4, 1946. Occupation: Bookeeper. Armed Services U.S. Army, Rank T/4. Branch Infantry, Served United States and Germany. Duration March 1944 to June 1946. Children: Murray James Sorensen, born Feb. 10, 1948. Thomas Clegg Sorensen, born September 20, 1950. Susan Sorensen, born March 29, 1954. DUANE CLAIR SORENSEN: born March 13, 1927. Married Eleanor Hess, Sept. 30, 1950. Occupation: Store Manager. Armed Services: Merchant Marine, Rank: Stewards Mate 1st Class. Served Pacific Duration June 1944 to January 2, 1945. U.S. Navy, Rank: Bosum Mate. Served Pacific, Duration May 23, 1945 to August 2, 1946. Children: Linda Loraine Sorensen, born Jan. 8, 1948 (by previous marriage). Lonna Sorensen, born Feb. 16, 1952. Dewey Charles Sorensen, born July 7, 1955. DONALD SORENSEN: born Feb. 22, 1929. Married Marilyn Badger, June 21, 1951. Occupation: Seminary Teacher. Mission: Mexico and Central America, June 30, 1948 to Dec. 1950. Children: Jeanette Sorensen, born August 25, 1952. MONTY DEL SORENSEN: Born April 10, 1930. Died June 7, 1933. -From the book "Miracle of the Desert" a history of the Thomas Ward and surrounding communities -1957. Section was written and contributed by daughters of William and Florence Sorensen.

Life timeline of William Gilbert Sorensen Jr

William Gilbert Sorensen Jr was born on 4 Dec 1914
William Gilbert Sorensen Jr was 6 years old when The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified, guaranteeing women's suffrage in America. The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex. It was adopted on August 18, 1920.
William Gilbert Sorensen Jr 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.
William Gilbert Sorensen Jr was 27 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.
William Gilbert Sorensen Jr was 43 years old when Space Race: Launch of Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite to orbit the Earth. The Space Race refers to the 20th-century competition between two Cold War rivals, the Soviet Union (USSR) and the United States (US), for dominance in spaceflight capability. It had its origins in the missile-based nuclear arms race between the two nations that occurred following World War II, aided by captured German missile technology and personnel from the Aggregat program. The technological superiority required for such dominance was seen as necessary for national security, and symbolic of ideological superiority. The Space Race spawned pioneering efforts to launch artificial satellites, uncrewed space probes of the Moon, Venus, and Mars, and human spaceflight in low Earth orbit and to the Moon.
William Gilbert Sorensen Jr 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.
William Gilbert Sorensen Jr was 58 years old when Munich massacre: Nine Israeli athletes die (along with a German policeman) at the hands of the Palestinian "Black September" terrorist group after being taken hostage at the Munich Olympic Games. Two other Israeli athletes were slain in the initial attack the previous day. The Munich massacre was an attack during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany, in which the Palestinian terrorist group Black September took eleven Israeli Olympic team members hostage and killed them along with a West German police officer.
William Gilbert Sorensen Jr died on 24 Dec 1987 at the age of 73
Grave record for William Gilbert Sorensen Jr (4 Dec 1914 - 24 Dec 1987), BillionGraves Record 6137165 Blackfoot, Bingham, Idaho, United States