Mary Orva Rhoton

30 June 1918–26 September 2012 (Age 94)
Shumway, Navajo, Arizona, United States

The Life of Mary Orva

When Mary Orva Rhoton was born on 30 June 1918, in Shumway, Navajo, Arizona, United States, her father, Lorenzo Dow Rhoton Jr, was 20 and her mother, Jennie Brinkerhoff, was 20. She married Arthur Victor Hancock on 18 February 1938, in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Winslow, Navajo, Arizona, United States in 1955 and World in 1960. She died on 26 September 2012, in Taylor, Navajo, Arizona, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Taylor, Navajo, Arizona, United States.

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Family Time Line

Arthur Victor Hancock
Mary Orva Rhoton
Marriage: 18 February 1938
Norman Kent Hancock

Spouse and Children

    Arthur Victor Hancock



18 February 1938
Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States


    Norman Kent Hancock


Parents and Siblings




    Genavieve Rhoton


    Lorenzo Dow Rhoton III



    Bessie Louise Rhoton


+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Age 2

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 26

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

Altered spelling of French Rodon, a variant of Rode 1.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Orva Rhoton in household of Lorenzo D Jr Rhoton, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Mary Orva Rhoton in household of Lorenzo D Jr Rhoton, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Mary Orva Rhoton in household of Lorenzo Jr Rhoton, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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