Grace LeFevre

Brief Life History of Grace

When Grace LeFevre was born on 1 April 1926, in Panguitch, Garfield, Utah, United States, her father, William LeFevre Jr., was 46 and her mother, Jessie May Robinson, was 43. She married Willard Denton Pitman on 8 January 1946, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in United States in 1949 and Pulaski, Pulaski, Kentucky, United States in 1950. She died on 7 July 1986, in Somerset, Pulaski, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Nancy, Pulaski, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Willard Denton Pitman
1919–1991
Grace LeFevre
1926–1986
Marriage: 8 January 1946
Willard Eugene Pitman
1946–2012
Judy Pitman
1953–2018

Sources (15)

  • Grace Pitmen, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Grace Pitman, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Wilma Grace Lafavers Pitman in entry for Mr Willard Or Gene Pitman, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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World Events (8)

1927

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

1928 · Bryce Canyon becomes a National Park

Bryce Canyon, being named after Ebenezer Bryce, was designated first as the national monument by President Warren G. Harding in 1923 but was re-designated as a national park in 1928 by Congress.

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.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: French/Haitian Andre, Emile, Jacques, Joffre, Luc, Adrien, Antoine, Armand, Camille, Eunide, Francois, Germaine.

French and Walloon (Lefèvre): occupational name for a blacksmith or ironworker, Old French fevre, with fused masculine definite article le. One of the most common surnames in France from an early date, coined before the French word for smith, fèvre (from Latin faber ‘maker’), was replaced by forgeron. This surname was also brought to England (in the 16th century by Protestant Walloons and later reinforced by Huguenots from France). It is also established in the Flemish part of Belgium and in Haiti. See also Lefebvre , compare Faver , Lafaver , Lafever , Lefever , and Leffew .

History: This surname is listed (in the form Le Fèvre) in the (US) National Huguenot Society's register of qualified Huguenot ancestors and also in the similar register of the Huguenot Society of America (in the form Le Fevre).

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

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