Adolph & Mary Christina Kelly Rasmussen

Adolph was born July 19, 1880, in Ephraim, Utah Territory, to German (Gjermund) and Charlotte Wilhelmine Johanna Koch Rasmussen. In the 1900 census he was listed as a servant in the Stanger family in American Falls, Idaho. On April 20, 1909, in Salt Lake City, he married Mary, who was born September 19, 1891, in Iona, Idaho to John Peter and Sarah C. Breaferoft Kelley. In 1910 they were living in Salt Lake City and he was a painter and in 1920 they were in Ephraim and he was a house carpenter. In September 1918 Adolph registered for the WWI draft, living in Salt Lake City and working at the Garfield Smelter as a carpenter. When he registered for WWII he was living in Salt Lake and working for ZCMI.

They had five children: Leslie, Earl Adolph, Charlotte, Clifford Ray, and Bert Kenneth. Leslie and Earl were twins and apparently Leslie died at birth or soon after and Earl died before his eighth birthday. Charlotte married young then died at 24 years of age. When their records arrived in Highland in 1932 only the two young boys were listed. Clifford would have been thirteen and Bert seven years old. It is not known how long they lived here but their names were mentioned in a number of places in other histories.

Adolph died September 19, 1952, in Salt Lake City. Mary married a Mr. Black and she died October 27, 1982, in Garland, Texas. They are buried in Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park in Salt Lake.

Clifford Ray and Virginia Jackson Rasmussen

RasmussenClifford was born January 27, 1919, in Salt Lake City to Adolph and Mary Christina Kelly Rasmussen (q.v.). Virginia was born April 5, 1921, in Lehi, Utah to John F. and Victoria Colledge Jackson. They were married May 27, 1939, in Salt Lake, later sealed in the Salt Lake Temple. Clifford was drafted into the Navy January 5, 1944, and discharged December 28, 1945. They had four children: 2 daughters who died at birth, Ray Clifford and Roy Reed. It is unknown when or where they lived in Highland. They lived in Salt Lake City in 1940 and lived in Pleasant Grove for a while. Virginia died August 28, 1988, in Bountiful and Clifford died June 9, 2002. They are buried in the Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery.

Source: HIGHLAND HISTORY: A compilation by Charles T Greenland II for the Highland Historical Society

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