Leona Elsie Carter

3 October 1901–18 October 1971 (Age 70)
Provo, Utah, Utah, United States

The Life of Leona Elsie

When Leona Elsie Carter was born on 3 October 1901, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, her father, Riley Garner Carter, was 25 and her mother, Elsabeth Edith Rose Schemensky, was 21. She married William Roberton Thomson on 28 April 1923, in Coalville, Summit, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Green River, Sweetwater, Wyoming, United States in 1930 and Salt Lake City Ward 1, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940. She died on 18 October 1971, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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William Roberton Thomson
Leona Elsie Carter
Marriage: 28 April 1923
Glenn William Thomson
Elsie R'Gean Thomson

Spouse and Children

    William Roberton Thomson



28 April 1923
Coalville, Summit, Utah, United States


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World Events (8)

1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 1

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.
1902 · The Utah Governor's Mansion

Age 1

Built in 1902, the Utah Governor's Mansion is the official residence of the Governor of Utah and their family. The mansion was built using the finest materials by the finest craftsmen available, resulting in a quality and style like that of Eastern mansions. From 1957 to 1977, the Utah Historical Society occupied the mansion as a library, museum, and office space. In 1977, the residence underwent extensive renovations and was again reopened in 1980. In December 1993, a fire destroyed much of the mansion but, after another restoration, the historic building was restored to its original design with upgrades in case of another disaster threatened the home. It was listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1970.

Age 19

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a transporter of goods, Middle English cartere, from an agent derivative of Middle English cart(e) or from Anglo-Norman French car(e)tier, a derivative of Old French caret ( see Cartier ). The Old French word coalesced with the earlier Middle English word cart(e) ‘cart’, which is from either Old Norse kartr or Old English cræt, both of which, like the Late Latin word, were probably originally derived from Celtic.2 Northern Irish: reduced form of McCarter .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Leona Carter in household of Riley J Carter, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Leone Thomson in household of William Thomson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Leona E Thomson in household of William R Thomson, "United States Census, 1940"

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