Ben R Holley

8 December 1928–8 August 2001 (Age 72)
Springville, Utah, Utah, United States

The Life of Ben R

When Ben R Holley was born on 8 December 1928, in Springville, Utah, Utah, United States, his father, Benjamin Holley, was 36 and his mother, Katherine Gammell, was 34. He married Earline Carter on 16 March 1963. He died on 8 August 2001, in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 72.

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Ben R Holley
Earline Carter
Marriage: 16 March 1963

Spouse and Children


    Earline Carter


16 March 1963

Parents and Siblings





    James Gammell Holley



    Clifford Holley


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World Events (8)


Age 1

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1944 · Contractors Flock to Springville

Age 16

Growth of the area following the Great Depression required the work and planning of government and contractors to expand the city and construct roads and freeways. In 1944, the city of Springville had more contractors listed than any other city of its size in the nation.
1948 · The Beginning of the Cold War

Age 20

The Berlin Blockade was the first major crises of the Cold War. The Soviet Union blocked all access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control and offered to drop the blockade if the newly introduced Deutsche Mark was removed from West Berlin. The Berlin Blockade showed the different ideological and economic visions for postwar Europe. Even though there wasn't any fire fight during the cold war, many of these skirmishes arose and almost caused nuclear war on multiple occasions.

Name Meaning

English (chiefly Yorkshire): topographic name from Middle English holin, holi(e) ‘holly tree’. Compare Hollen .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Ben R. Holley in household of Benjaman Holley, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Ben R Haley in household of Benjamin Haley, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Ben R Holley in household of Benjamin J Holley, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"

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