Walter James Bitton

30 May 1906–12 September 1972 (Age 66)
Poplar, Bingham, Idaho, United States

The Life of Walter James

When Walter James Bitton was born on 30 May 1906, in Poplar, Bingham, Idaho, United States, his father, Walter Samuel Bitton, was 35 and his mother, Isabell Smith, was 29. He married June Violet Lane on 27 July 1925, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in World for about 5 years and Township 6, Elko, Nevada, United States in 1940. He died on 12 September 1972, in Elko, Elko, Nevada, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Elko, Elko, Nevada, United States.

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Family Time Line

Walter James Bitton
June Violet Lane
Marriage: 27 July 1925
Audrey Bitton
Delores Batton

Spouse and Children

27 July 1925
Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States


    Audrey Bitton


    Delores Batton


Parents and Siblings



+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 1

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.
1909 · A Summer Capitol

Age 3

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.
1924 · The Egyptian Theater is Constructed

Age 18

"After the Arlington Hotel burnt down in 1923, Harman and Louis Peery devised a plan to build a grand theater like the Grand Opera House but with moving pictures. It was constructed after the manner of other famous theaters that were Egyptian-themed. The first feature played there was a silent film titled, ""Wanderer of the Wasteland"" and was accompanied by the famous pipe organ named, ""The Mighty Wurlitzer"". In 1951 the theater was renovated so that more people would be able to enjoy the films shown there. The theater exists today but only as a community theater and performing arts house."

Name Meaning

1 Jewish: unexplained.2 English: habitational name from a place in Gloucestershire named Bitton. The place takes its name from the Boyd river, a Celtic river name of uncertain origin + Old English tūn ‘settlement’, ‘farmstead’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Walter James Bitton, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Walter J Batten, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Walter James Bitton, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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