Dan Mason Pilling

Brief Life History of Dan Mason

When Dan Mason Pilling was born on 14 August 1929, in Helper, Carbon, Utah, United States, his father, Mason Cleon Pilling, was 24 and his mother, Laura Jensine Grundvig, was 22. He married Geraldine Louise "Jerri" Dowd on 24 April 1951. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Sunnyside, Carbon, Utah, United States in 1930 and Election Precinct 35 Carbonville, Carbon, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 26 January 2004, in Moab, Grand, Utah, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Sunset Cemetery, Moab, Grand, Utah, United States.

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Dan Mason Pilling
Geraldine Louise "Jerri" Dowd
Marriage: 24 April 1951
Dan Mason "Spud" Pilling Jr.
Cheryl Lena Pilling
Kurt Cleon "KC" Pilling

Sources (20)

  • Dan M Pilling, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Dan Mason Pilling, "BillionGraves Index"
  • Dan Pilling in entry for Joe Dowd Jr, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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1931 · The Hogle Zoo

Being supported through Salt Lake City taxes, the Hogle Zoo has been at its present location at the mouth of Emigration Canyon since 1931 on land donated by Mr. and Mrs. James A. Hogle. In 1936, the zoo purchased Princess Alice, an elephant, from a traveling circus. She gave birth to the first elephant born in Utah. His name was Prince Utah and he died at eleven months old. Current exhibits include various birds, mammals, and reptiles from around the world.

1949 · NATO is Established

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Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): habitational name from a place so called, which takes its name from the River Pilling. The etymology of the river name is uncertain, but is perhaps associated with Old English pyll ‘tidal creek’.

English (Lancashire): topographic name for someone who lived by a creek or stream (Old English pyll ‘tidal creek’), or by a stake, a derivative of Pill + the Middle English suffix -ing.

English (Lancashire): perhaps from an unrecorded Middle English personal name Piling, a pet form of Old English Pīl (from pīl ‘stake’, perhaps a short form of an Old English name such as Pīlheard), + the Old English hypocoristic suffix -ing.

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

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