Ruth Cardwell

5 February 1925–12 June 1928 (Age 3)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life of Ruth

When Ruth Cardwell was born on 5 February 1925, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, her father, Ralph Amos Cardwell, was 21 and her mother, Lula Estella Baker, was 21. She died on 12 June 1928, in her hometown, at the age of 3, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Ralph Amos Cardwell
Lula Estella Baker
June Cardwell
Ruth Cardwell
Lavonne Cardwell

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World Events (4)


Age 2

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1927 · Land Covered in Dinosaur Fossils

Age 2

The quarry was originally found by sheepherders and cattlemen as they drove their animals through the area. The Department of Geology at the University of Utah soon visited the area and found 800 fossils of a variety of Dinosaurs from the Jurassic Era. Because of the proximity of the site to Cleveland, Utah, and because most of the expeditions were financed by Malcolm Lloyd, the site was later known as the Cleveland-Lloyd Quarry. In later years, Princeton college spent three summers at the site. They collected a total of 1,200 bones, part of which were sent back to the school and mounted to complete a full skeleton of an Allosaurus, Utah’s State Fossil. Over the years, excavations led to the collection of more than 12,000 fossils from the quarry. It was designated as a National Natural Landmark in 1965.
1928 · Bryce Canyon National Park

Age 3

Bryce Canyon, being named after Ebenezer Bryce, was designated first as a national monument by President Warren G. Harding in 1923 but was re-designated as a nation park in 1928 by Congress.

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and northern Irish: variant of Caldwell .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ruth Cardwell, "Utah, Salt Lake City Cemetery Records, 1847-1976"
  • Ruth Cardwell, "Utah, Salt Lake City Cemetery Records, 1847-1976"
  • Ruth Cardwell, "Utah, Salt Lake City Cemetery Records, 1847-1976"

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