Salt Lake City in 1940

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George Emery Lyons Sr. was born on 25 Dec 1884 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He died on 5 Oct 1941 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States from cardiac failure (acute dilatation) due to bronchial arthria. He was buried on 8 Oct 1941 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

George married Ruth Hazel Sainsbury, daughter of John Hyrum Sainsbury and Selina Triplett, on 19 Aug 1904 in Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States. Ruth was born on 17 Aug 1887 in Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States. She was christened on 5 Jan 1888. She died on 29 Oct 1957 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. She was buried on 1 Nov 1957 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

Here are a few interesting facts about this decade:

  • Population 132,122,000
  • Unemployed in 1940: 8,120,000
  • Natioanl Debt $43 Billion
  • Average Salary $1,299. Teacher's salary $1,441
  • Minimum Wage $.43 per hour
  • 55% of U.S. homes have indoor plumbing
  • Anartica is discovered to be a continent
  • Life expectancy 68.2 female, 60.8 male
  • Auto deaths 34,500
  • Supreme Court decides blacks do have a right to vote
  • World War II changed the order of world power; the United States and the USSR become super powers
  • Cold War begins.

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