Rhea May Wightman

4 November 1909–4 December 1988 (Age 79)
Silver City, Juab, Utah, United States

The Life of Rhea May

When Rhea May Wightman was born on 4 November 1909, in Silver City, Juab, Utah, United States, her father, Wayland Rodger Wightman, was 25 and her mother, Abbie May Wood, was 24. She married Elmer Delos Huff on 18 December 1928, in Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Lake Shore, Utah, Utah, United States in 1930 and Lake Shore Election Precinct, Utah, Utah, United States in 1940. She died on 4 December 1988, in West Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Payson, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Elmer Delos Huff
Rhea May Wightman
Marriage: 18 December 1928
Joyce Huff
Gary Wayland Huff

Spouse and Children

18 December 1928
Utah, Utah, United States


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World Events (8)

1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 1

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.
1910 · McKay-Dee Hospital Opens its Doors

Age 1

To honor Thomas D. Dee, his wife and her children built a hospital as a memorial to him. Located on 24th Street and Harrison the hospital served the community for 59 years. After it closed its doors in 1969, a new hospital was constructed near 39th street and Harrison in 1971. Located next to another hospital, the two hospitals ultimately merged together bearing both names of McKay, after David O. McKay, and Thomas Dee, to honor the hospital that served the surrounding area for many years. The McKay-Dee Hospital is still in operation but has moved from its original spot.

Age 22

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

Scottish and English:1. from an unattested Old English personal name Wihtmann meaning ‘elf man’. 2. variant of Wight , with the addition of Middle English man ‘man’.

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

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Story Highlight

Visiting Grandma in Lake Shore

I remember going to lake shore to visit, it seemed like such a long drive. I would always look out the window waiting to see if I could see their house yet. The favorite part of the yard was the big …

Sources (3)

  • Reah May Wightman in household of Wayland Wightman, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Rea May Wightman Huff in household of Elmer Delos Huff, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Rhea May Whightman Huff in household of Elmer Delos Huff, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"

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