Robert Pershing Pelton

16 March 1918–19 April 1989 (Age 71)
Livingston, Park, Montana, United States

The Life of Robert Pershing

When Robert Pershing Pelton was born on 16 March 1918, in Livingston, Park, Montana, United States, his father, Charles Walter Pelton, was 30 and his mother, Elma Mae Craig, was 28. He married Vivian Jamison on 17 April 1939, in Napa, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 5 years. He died on 19 April 1989, at the age of 71, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Robert Pershing Pelton
Vivian Jamison
Marriage: 17 April 1939
Robert Jamison Pelton
Gerald Walter Pelton

Spouse and Children

17 April 1939
Napa, California, United States


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World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1923 · President Harding visits Utah to get to know the people.

Age 5

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.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 19

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Pelton, a place in County Durham, named from an unattested Old English personal name Pēola + tūn ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Rob S Pershing Pelton, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Robert Pelton in household of Chas W Pelton, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Robert P Pelton, "United States Census, 1940"

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