Leah Elizabeth Jones

31 July 1905–27 April 2000 (Age 94)
Bluffdale, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life of Leah Elizabeth

When Leah Elizabeth Jones was born on 31 July 1905, in Bluffdale, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, her father, Thomas John Jones, was 28 and her mother, Catherine Alice Parry, was 23. She married Reed Ephriam Hortin on 15 June 1927, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Murray, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1930 and Election Precinct 11, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940. She died on 27 April 2000, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Reed Ephriam Hortin
Leah Elizabeth Jones
Marriage: 15 June 1927
Merilyn Hortin
Ann Hortin

Spouse and Children

15 June 1927
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States


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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1908 · The Salt Lake City Union Pacific Depot

Age 3

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.

Age 26

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

Name Meaning

English and Welsh: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Jon(e) ( see John ). The surname is especially common in Wales and southern central England. In North America this name has absorbed various cognate and like-sounding surnames from other languages. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 ).

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

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Story Highlight

"The Beginning Years" (As told by Mother, Nov. 27, 1992)

Having Spent my childhood and teenage years growing up on a farm in Bluffdale, Utah--I knew the meaning of hard work. As a young girl, my sister Birdie and I worked for a neighbor, Tom Page in the fa …

Sources (3)

  • Leah Elizabeth Jones in household of Thomas John Jones, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Leah Horton in household of Reed Horton, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Leah Horton in household of Reed E Horton, "United States Census, 1930"

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