LaVell Bessie Elder

Brief Life History of LaVell Bessie

When LaVell Bessie Elder was born on 13 February 1908, in Leamington, Millard, Utah, United States, her father, Parley Pratt Elder, was 25 and her mother, Annie Elizabeth Johnson, was 23. She died on 9 January 1916, in Oak City, Millard, Utah, United States, at the age of 7, and was buried in Oak City Cemetery, Oak City, Millard, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Parley Pratt Elder
1882–1967
Annie Elizabeth Johnson
1885–1913
Lelend Edwin Elder
1903–1906
Audury Loween Elder
1905–1959
LaVell Bessie Elder
1908–1916
Merlin Parley Elder
1910–1913
Fern Annie Elder
1913–1986

Sources (5)

  • Dessie Lanville Elder in household of Parley P. Pratt Elder, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • <Unknown>, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
  • Lavell Dessie Elder, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

1909 · Rainbow Bridge is Discovered

Until 1909, this natural wonder was not known to the outside world. Two separate exploration parties – one headed by University of Utah Dean Byron Cummings, and another by government surveyor, W.B. Douglass – began searching for the legendary span. Eventually, they combined efforts. Paiute guides Nasja Begay and Jim Mike led an exploration party in the south east corner of Utah, along with trader and explorer John Wetherill. Coming down what is now Bridge Canyon, the party saw Rainbow Bridge for the first time. The next year, President Taft proclaimed the newly found structure a National Monument. Theodore Roosevelt and Zane Grey were among the first visitors to see the Monument. The trail they took is no longer passable for horses but is now a trailhead for hikers that want to visit the bridge. Rainbow Bridge receives thousands of visitors each year but, the National Park Service asks visitors to be respectful of its significance to the people who have long held Rainbow Bridge sacred.

1911 · The Salt Lake International Airport

The Salt Lake International Airport starts its history as a small airfield. It slowly grew until Charles Lindbergh visited that area. After his visit, the airfield changed into a Municipal Airport and started being a hub for most flights from New York to California. After World War II, the airport turned into an international hub for most flights in the Mountain West. In recent history, It sees around 30 million travelers each year and continues to grow in popularity by the local residents.

Name Meaning

Scottish: distinguishing nickname from Middle English and Older Scots elder ‘parent; older, senior person’, perhaps in some cases denoting the older of two bearers of the same personal name. It may have been used also to denote an elder of a church, a senior and respected member of the congregation. Compare Senior .

English: in southeastern England, this may be a variant of Helder .

Americanized form (translation into English) of German Elter , which has the same meaning as 1 above.

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

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