Lawrence Ritchie Stubbs

27 March 1908–29 March 1992 (Age 84)
Pleasant View, Utah, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Lawrence Ritchie

When Lawrence Ritchie Stubbs was born on 27 March 1908, in Pleasant View, Utah, Utah, United States, his father, John William Stubbs, was 24 and his mother, Margaret Ritchie, was 23. He married Genevieve Mae Pratt on 24 April 1931, in Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Washington, Washington, Utah, United States in 1950. He died on 29 March 1992, in Galeana, Chihuahua, Mexico, at the age of 84.

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Lawrence Ritchie Stubbs
Genevieve Mae Pratt
Marriage: 24 April 1931
Jeanine Stubbs
Goodwin Stubbs
Lawrence Ritchie Stubbs Jr
Adaire Stubbs
Laurel Ritchie Stubbs
Lane Ritchie Stubbs

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 April 1931Utah, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1909 · Rainbow Bridge is Discovered
    Age 1
    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.
    Age 5
    Historical Boundaries - 1913: Mohave, Arizona, United States
    Age 22
    Portes Gil succeeded by Ortiz Rubio as president.

    Name Meaning

    English:variant of Stubbe with plural or post-medieval excrescent -s.perhaps occasionally a topographic name from Middle English stub(be) ‘tree stump’ + hous ‘house’, used for someone who lived in a house by a tree stump.

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

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    Sources (25)

    • Lawrence Ritchie Stubbs, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
    • Lawrence Ritchie Stubbs, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
    • Lawrence Ritchie Stubbs, "Arizona, County Marriages, 1871-1964"

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