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Gottfredson, Irma Grainger, 1904-1988

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1904-1988

Biographical History

Irma Grainger Gottfredson (1904-1988) was married to David Booth Gottfredson and raised five children in Richfield and Salt Lake City, Utah.

Irma Grainger Gottfredson was born on April 5, 1904 in Toquerville, Utah, to Benjamin Christopher Grainger and Eleanor Campbell Bringhurst, but spent much of her childhood and adolescence in American Fork, Utah. She was baptized a member of the LDS church on September 1, 1913. She attended West Junior High School and LDS High School, but left school before her senior year to start working. She married David Booth Gottfredson in the Salt Lake LDS temple on September 13, 1922. Irma and David had five children: Marjorie, Joyce, David Booth, Susan, and Peter Shelton. After living in Salt Lake until David received his B.S. from the University of Utah, the couple moved to St. Louis, Missouri, for medical school. After moving back to Salt Lake in 1926, Irma began taking U. of U. extension classes. The family then moved to Richfield in 1928, and Irma was very involved in school and community. She finished her high school education at Richfield High School in 1936, was the president of the Lady Lions and of the Sanpete-Sevier Federated Womens' Club, and was active in the Red Cross and the Richfield Study Club. When the National Guard was called to service in 1941, David was stationed in San Luis Obispo, California, Irma and her children became "camp followers" and before David was shipped overseas, she had followed him to Los Angeles, California, Ft. Lewis, Washington, Camp Pickett, Virginia, and Camp Meade, Maryland. Irma moved the family back to Salt Lake and enrolled in classes at the University of Utah. David was sent home to recuperate from injuries and was eventually discharged in 1944. They then purchased a home in Salt Lake City.

Irma passed away on December 30, 1988 in Salt Lake City.

Citation

FamilySearch, via WWW, 16 March 2015 (Irma Grainger Gottfredson was born on April 5, 1904 in Toquerville, Utah, to Benjamin Christopher Grainger and Eleanor Campbell Bringhurst; married David Booth Gottfredson in the Salt Lake LDS temple on September 13, 1922; passed away on December 30, 1988 in Salt Lake City). UPB files, 16 March 2015 (Irma Grainger Gottfredson spent much of her childhood and adolescence in American Fork, Utah; was baptized a member of the LDS church on September 1, 1913; attended West Junior High School and LDS High School, but left school before her senior year to start working; after living in Salt Lake until David received his B.S. from the University of Utah, the couple moved to St. Louis, Missouri, for medical school; after moving back to Salt Lake in 1926, Irma began taking U. of U. extension classes; moved to Richfield in 1928, and Irma was very involved in school and community; finished her high school education at Richfield High School in 1936, was the president of the Lady Lions and of the Sanpete-Sevier Federated Womens' Club, and was active in the Red Cross and the Richfield Study Club; had five children: Marjorie, Joyce, David Booth, Susan, and Peter Shelton; when the National Guard was called to service in 1941, David was stationed in San Luis Obispo, California, Irma and her children became "camp followers" and before David was shipped overseas, she had followed him to Los Angeles, California, Ft. Lewis, Washington, Camp Pickett, Virginia, and Camp Meade, Maryland; moved the family back to Salt Lake and enrolled in classes at the University of Utah; David was sent home to recuperate from injuries and was eventually discharged in 1944; purchased a home in Salt Lake City).

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

David Booth Gottfredson and Irma Grainger Gottfredson family papers, 1898-2008

 Series
Identifier: MSS 7615 Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains personal and professional papers of David Booth Gottfredson that include an autobiographical record, several daily planners, and other various documents. The series also includes family history papers for the Gottfredson, Grainger, Bringhurst, Steele, and Salkield families, and personal papers of Irma Grainger Gottfredson that contain mostly correspondence and calendars. Dates are between 1898 and 2008, when some scrapbook and record volumes were updated most recently. Materials dated...

David Booth Gottfredson personal papers, 1898-1977

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 7615 Series 2 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains the personal papers of David Booth Gottfredson which were created within his life dates, 1898 and 1977, and include military papers, correspondence from military service between 1943 and 1944, transcripts of speeches and talks he wrote, nine volumes of an autobiographical record, war diaries, his funeral papers, and other various items. Materials dated 1898-1977.

Irma Grainger Gottfredson family papers, 1904-1988

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 7615 Series 2 Sub-Series 4
Scope and Contents Includes family scrapbooks for the Bringhurst, Steele, and Grainger families. Materials dated 1904-1988.

Irma Grainger Gottfredson personal papers, 1904-1988

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 7615 Series 2 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents Includes Irma Grainger Gottfredson's daily journals, calendars, scrapbooks, funeral papers, and record books.

Materials dated 1904-1988.