Robert Ritchie Carey

9 March 1919–10 April 1998 (Age 79)
Provo, Utah, Utah, United States

The Life of Robert Ritchie

When Robert Ritchie Carey was born on 9 March 1919, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, his father, Richard Read Carey, was 29 and his mother, Sylvia Stout, was 37. He married Margaret House on 31 March 1946. He lived in World in 1940 and Pennsylvania, United States in 2000. He registered for military service in 1942. He died on 10 April 1998, in El Dorado, El Dorado, California, United States, at the age of 79.

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Robert Ritchie Carey
Margaret House
Marriage: 31 March 1946

Spouse and Children

31 March 1946

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World Events (8)


Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1923 · President Harding visits Utah to get to know the people.

Age 4

President Warren G. Harding's visited Utah as part of a broader tour of the western United States designed to bring him closer to the people and their conditions. After Speaking at Liberty Park, the president went to the Hotel Utah where he met with President Heber J. Grant and talked to him about the history of the church.

Age 22

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ciardha, a midland family name meaning ‘descendant of Ciardha’, a personal name derived from ciar ‘dark’, ‘black’.2 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Fhiachra ‘son of Fiachra’.3 English: habitational name from Carey in Devon or Cary in Somerset, named for the rivers on which they stand; both river names probably derive from the Celtic root car- ‘love’, ‘liking’, perhaps with the meaning ‘pleasant stream’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Albert Ritchie Carey in household of Sylvia Stout Carey, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Robert Ritchie Carey in household of Richard Reed Carey, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Robert Carey in household of Richard R Carey, "United States Census, 1940"

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