Orion Smout

4 December 1890–6 September 1982 (Age 91)
Slaterville, Weber, Utah, United States

The Life of Orion

When Orion Smout was born on 4 December 1890, in Slaterville, Weber, Utah, United States, his father, Felix Smout, was 43 and his mother, Sarah Theresa Baird, was 24. He married Elva Mae Morgan on 9 December 1912, in Fremont, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in Labelle, Jefferson, Idaho, United States in 1920 and World for about 35 years. He died on 6 September 1982, in Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Annis, Jefferson, Idaho, United States.

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Orion Smout
Elva Mae Morgan
Marriage: 9 December 1912
Ruth Elvona Smout
Harry Orian Smout
Lila Mae Smout
Alyce Theresa Smout
Arlenna Irene Smout

Spouse and Children

9 December 1912
Fremont, Idaho, United States


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1894 · The Genealogical Society of Utah is formed.

Age 4

The Genealogical Society of Utah is formed. - A precursor society to FamilySearch, the GSU was organized on November 13,1894, in the Church Historian's Office of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1915 · Arrowrock Dam built

Age 25

In 1915, this dam was the tallest concrete dam of its kind in the world. From 1935-1937, it was repaired, raising the structure an additional 5 feet.

Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English smolt, with common vocalization of /l/ before a following consonant, in one of three senses: an adjective meaning ‘mild, gentle’, or a noun meaning either ‘young fish (esp. salmon)’ or ‘lard’.

Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland © University of the West of England 2016

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Story Highlight

Threshing Machine Adventures

Running the old steam engine in 1919, we started to thresh peas July 8. I kept track of how much money Mr. Morgan (Joshua Brigham Morgan) made every day for 30 days – he made $100 every day. We had a …

Sources (3)

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

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