Esther Raleigh

8 April 1907–5 September 1993 (Age 86)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life of Esther

When Esther Raleigh was born on 8 April 1907, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, her father, Joseph Hazeltine Raleigh, was 48 and her mother, Claire D'Esta Phelps, was 35. She married Blaine Randolph Groo on 3 September 1933. She lived in Salt Lake City Ward 4, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1920 and Anaconda, Deer Lodge, Montana, United States in 1940. She died on 5 September 1993, at the age of 86.

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Blaine Randolph Groo
Esther Raleigh
Marriage: 3 September 1933

Spouse and Children

3 September 1933

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World Events (8)

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 1

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.
1908 · The Salt Lake City Union Pacific Depot

Age 1

Being listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Salt Lake City Union Pacific Depot dates to the more prosperous era in the history of American railroad travel. Originally called the Union Station, it was jointly constructed by the San Pedro, Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroads and the Oregon Short Line. The platforms behind the station ran north-to-south, parallel to the first main line built in the Salt Lake Valley. When Amtrak was formed in 1971, it took over the passenger services at the station, but all trains were moved to the Rio Grande station after it joined Amtrak. In January 2006, The Depot was opened as a shopping center that housed shops, restaurants and music venues.

Age 24

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Raleigh in Devon, recorded in Domesday Book as Radeleia, from Old English rēad ‘red’ + lēah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Esther Grod in household of Blaine R Grod, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Esther Raleigh in household of Joseph H Raleigh, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Esther Raleigh in household of Joseph H Raleigh, "United States Census, 1910"

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