Larry Dellworth DeMille

Brief Life History of Larry Dellworth

When Larry Dellworth DeMille was born on 5 May 1941, in Kanab, Kane, Utah, United States, his father, Wallace Dellworth DeMille, was 23 and his mother, Maude Nerene Riding, was 20. He died on 5 March 1944, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 2, and was buried in Orderville, Kane, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Wallace Dellworth DeMille
1917–1979
Maude Nerene Riding
1920–2014
Larry Dellworth DeMille
1941–1944
Wallace Lynn DeMille
1943–2021
Leland Glenn De Mille
1947–2015

Sources (7)

  • Larry Dellworth Demille, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
  • Larry D De Mille, "BillionGraves Index"
  • Larry D. DeMille, "BillionGraves Index"

World Events (3)

1942 · The Japanese American internment

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

1942 · The Topaz War Relocation Center

The Topaz War Relocation Center, also known as the Central The Topaz War Relocation Center was an internment camp which housed Japanese immigrants and Japanese-Americans as a result of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. President Franklin Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 in February 1942, ordering people of Japanese ancestry to be incarcerated in relocation centers, like Topaz, during World War II. The camp was opened in September 1942 and closed in October 1945. In 1983, Jane Beckworth founded the Topaz Museum Board, and in 2014, a museum was erected in Delta showcasing artworks created at Topaz. The museum became a U.S. National Historic Landmark in 2007.

1944 · The G.I Bill

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

Flemish: Frenchified (or Americanized) form of De Mil or Demil, a variant of De Mul, an occupational name for a miller, from a short form of mulder ‘miller’.

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

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