Weldon Gene Pugmire

1938–2003 (Age 64)
Montpelier, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States

The Life of Weldon Gene

When Weldon Gene Pugmire was born on 28 December 1938, in Montpelier, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States, his father, Weldon Fredrick Pugmire, was 24 and his mother, Evelyn Lavon Stuart, was 24. He lived in West Montpelier Election Precinct, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States in 1940. He died on 18 April 2003, in Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 64.

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Weldon Fredrick Pugmire
Evelyn Lavon Stuart
Joyce Ann Pugmire
Weldon Gene Pugmire
James Russell Pugmire
Dale Stuart Pugmire

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World Events (8)

1939 · Hill Air Force Base

Age 1

Named in honor of Major Ployer Peter Hill, Hill Field started as an ill-fated Air Mail experiment. Hoping to be located closer to the Salt Lake City area, the present-day site near Ogden was a clear favorite. In July 1939, Congress gave the green light for the establishment and construction of the Ogden Air Depot. Hill Field officially opened on 7 November 1940. Hill Field officially became Hill Air Force Base after World War II and continued to store and maintain warplanes during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Today the Air Force Base is still in service, but it also has an Aerospace Museum on site where many people visit each year to learn of its history in Northern Utah.

Age 3

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.
1956 · The Federal Aid Highway Act

Age 18

With the construction of 41,000 miles of the Interstate Highway System, the Federal Aid Highway Act made way for the largest public works project in American history at that time. One of the purposes was to provide military access to places in case of an attack.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a lost place in Yardley, Birmingham, recorded in 1645 as Puggmyre Farm. This derives from the name of its 13th-century landlord, Robert Pugg , whose surname is of unknown etymology, + Middle English myre ‘mire’, ‘bog’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Weldon Gene Pugmire in household of Weldon Pugmire, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Gene Pugmire in entry for Evelyn S Pugmire, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Gene Pugmire in entry for Evelyn S Pugmire, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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