Whitford Gifford

21 November 1902–11 March 1970 (Age 67)
Springdale, Washington, Utah, United States

The Life of Whitford

When Whitford Gifford was born on 21 November 1902, in Springdale, Washington, Utah, United States, his father, William Henry Gifford, was 27 and his mother, Eleanor Hepworth, was 21. He married Luella Pearl Russell on 17 February 1922, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Utah, United States for about 5 years and World for about 15 years. He died on 11 March 1970, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Springdale, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Whitford Gifford
1902–1970
Luella Pearl Russell
1906–1988
Marriage: 17 February 1922
Erwin Gifford
1922–1967
Bruce Whitford Gifford
1924–1989
Leon Whitford Gifford
1926–2012
Cline Oscar Gifford
1928–1931
Zelma Gifford
1930–2010
Delroy William Gifford
1931–2002
Blaine Russell Gifford
1933–1975
Myron Gifford
1934–2011
Larry Oliver Gifford
1936–1984

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
17 February 1922
St. George, Washington, Utah, United States
children

(9)

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 1

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.
1908 · The Salt Lake City Union Pacific Depot

Age 6

Being listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Salt Lake City Union Pacific Depot dates to the more prosperous era in the history of American railroad travel. Originally called the Union Station, it was jointly constructed by the San Pedro, Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroads and the Oregon Short Line. The platforms behind the station ran north-to-south, parallel to the first main line built in the Salt Lake Valley. When Amtrak was formed in 1971, it took over the passenger services at the station, but all trains were moved to the Rio Grande station after it joined Amtrak. In January 2006, The Depot was opened as a shopping center that housed shops, restaurants and music venues.
1920

Age 18

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

Name Meaning

English:1. habitational name for someone from Giffords Hall in Suffolk. It was originally named in Old English as Gyddingford ‘ford associated with Gydda’. Compare Giddens . 2. possibly in some cases a variant spelling of Giffard , which may derive from an Old German personal name, Gifard, or from a Middle English nickname from Old French giffard ‘chubby-cheeked’, ‘bloated’ (a pejorative of giffel ‘jaw’, ‘cheek’, of Germanic origin).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Whitford Gifford, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Whitford Gifford, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Whitford Gifford, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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