Betty Jean Pierce

21 January 1929–8 January 2014 (Age 84)
Helper, Carbon, Utah, United States

The Life of Betty Jean

When Betty Jean Pierce was born on 21 January 1929, in Helper, Carbon, Utah, United States, her father, Vernon Winefred Pierce, was 21 and her mother, Thelma Davis, was 23. She married Max G. Stanley on 22 August 1947, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. She died on 8 January 2014, in Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Heber City Cemetery, Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Max G. Stanley
1926–2013
Betty Jean Pierce
1929–2014
Marriage: 22 August 1947

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
22 August 1947
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Vernon Winefred Pierce

    Male1907–1943Male

    Thelma Davis

    Female1905–1987Female

siblings

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World Events (8)

1931

Age 2

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1931 · The Hogle Zoo

Age 2

Being supported through Salt Lake City taxes, Hogle Zoo has been at its present location at the mouth of Emigration Canyon since 1931 on land donated by Mr. and Mrs. James A. Hogle. In 1936, the zoo purchased Princess Alice, an elephant, from a traveling circus. She gave birth to the first elephant born in Utah. His name was Prince Utah and he died at eleven months old. Current exhibits include various birds, mammals, and reptiles from around the world.
1952 · Salt Lake City Floods

Age 23

During the first week of May, more than 45 families were displaced from their homes as the flood waters began to engulf the surrounding area. Many were saved by rafts and the water caused millions of dollars in damages with thousands of acres of farmland deemed unusable.

Name Meaning

1 English, Welsh, and Irish: from the personal name Piers, the usual Norman vernacular form of Peter . In Wales this represents a patronymic ap Piers. In Ireland it represents a reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Piarais ‘son of Piaras’, a Gaelicized form of Piers.2 Americanized form of some similar-sounding Jewish surname.

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

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Story Highlight

Vernon (Vern) Winifred Pierce, Timeline

When Vernon Winfred Pierce was born on August 9, 1907, in Wayne, Utah, his father, Martin, was 37 and his mother, Harriet, was 33. He had six brothers and seven sisters. He died on April 26, 1943, in …

Sources (3)

  • Betty Jean Pierce Stanley in household of Max G Stanley, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Betty Jean Pierce in household of Vernon Winford Pierce, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Betty Jean Pierce in household of Vernon Winifred Pierce, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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