Donald Ellis Brimley

10 January 1915–24 March 2002 (Age 87)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Donald Ellis

When Donald Ellis Brimley was born on 10 January 1915, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Wilford Charles Brimley, was 23 and his mother, Margaret Ellen Anderson, was 23. He married Lillian Ethel Hutchinson on 31 August 1939, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He registered for military service in 1944. He died on 24 March 2002, in Vista, San Diego, California, United States, at the age of 87.

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Family Time Line

Donald Ellis Brimley
Lillian Ethel Hutchinson
Marriage: 31 August 1939
David Richard Brimley

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    31 August 1939Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
    Age 1
    Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
    1916 · No-Ni-Shee Arch
    Age 1
    The No-Ni-Shee Arch was a temporary archway near the intersection of Main Street and South Temple in downtown Salt Lake City. The archway was built in 1916 for the Wizard of the Wasatch festival. The name No-Ni-Shee was derived from a mythical American Indian Salt Princess. Her tears caused the Great Salt Lake to be salty. The arch was dedicated to her and sprayed with salt water so that salt eventually crystallized on Main Street. The Wizard’s carnivals enlivened Utah’s summers for several years. The last Wizard of the Wasatch carnival was held in 1916, on the eve of World War I.
    Age 26
    Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    habitational name, perhaps from Brimley in Devon or Brimbley in Stoke Abbott, Dorset, both named with Old English brōm ‘broom’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.variant of Bromley .English:

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

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    Sources (9)

    • Donald Brimley in entry for David Richard Brimley, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Donald Ellis Brimley, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Donald Ellis Brimley, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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