La Rue Lyman

6 December 1915–29 May 2011 (Age 95)
Mancos, Montezuma, Colorado, United States

The Life of La Rue

When La Rue Lyman was born on 6 December 1915, in Mancos, Montezuma, Colorado, United States, her father, Walter Clisbee Lyman, was 52 and her mother, Lucy Halls, was 36. She married Ralph L. Reese about 1945, in Berkeley, Alameda, California, United States. She lived in Salt Lake City Ward 6, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940 and Mariposa, Mariposa, California, United States in 2007. She died on 29 May 2011, at the age of 95.

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Darrell Charles Shankle
La Rue Lyman
Marriage: 22 December 1982

Spouse and Children

22 December 1982
Mariposa, Mariposa, California, United States

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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

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived near a meadow or a patch of arable land ( see Layman ).2 Dutch: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements liut ‘people’, or possibly liub ‘dear’, ‘beloved’ + man ‘man’.3 Americanized form of German Leimann, Americanized form of Leinemann, habitational name for someone from Leine in Pomerania, or for someone who lived by either of two rivers called Leine, near Hannover and in Saxony.

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

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Life Sketch of LaRue Lyman

written by LaRue Lyman Shankle I was born December 6, 1915, in Mancos, Colorado. When I was five years old my mother and I went to Salt Lake City as my brother, Bruce, was graduating from High Schoo …

Sources (3)

  • Larue Lyman, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Larue Lyman Reese in household of Ralph L Reese, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • La Rue Lyman Reese in household of Ralph L Reese, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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