Lester Earl Hunnel

25 December 1907–9 August 1973 (Age 65)
Gothenburg, Dawson, Nebraska, United States

The Life of Lester Earl

When Lester Earl Hunnel was born on 25 December 1907, in Gothenburg, Dawson, Nebraska, United States, his father, Blanchard Jacox Hunnel, was 22 and his mother, Lydia Jane Jacox, was 20. He married Mildred McGavin on 19 January 1944, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in California, United States in 1935 and Ogden City Legislative District 3, Ogden City Election Precinct, Weber, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 9 August 1973, at the age of 65, and was buried in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Lester Earl Hunnel
June Luerinda Rodgers
Virginia Ann Hunnel
Barbara Brock Hunnel

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World Events (8)

1908 · Utah's First National Monument

Age 1

Natural Bridges National Monument was designated a National Monument in 1908 by President Theodore Roosevelt. It is Utah’s first National Monument but didn’t get many visitors until after the uranium boom of the 1950s. Today the Monument and its park became the first International Dark Sky Park certified by the International Dark-Sky Association.
1909 · A Summer Capitol

Age 2

Besides farming and shipping with the trolley up to Ogden Valley, there was an effort to convince the state of Utah to have a summer capitol near the town of Huntsville. Even though it didn’t happen, the Ogden Rapid Transit Company extended the Trolley route to Huntsville, so others could vacation there.
1927 · Land Covered in Dinosaur Fossils

Age 20

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.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Haenel .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lester Hunnel, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lester Hunnel in household of Blanchard Hunnel, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lester E Hunnel in household of Blanchard Hunnel, "United States Census, 1920"

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