Marjorie Sumner

28 March 1924–2 September 2014 (Age 90)
Provo, Utah, Utah, United States

The Life of Marjorie

When Marjorie Sumner was born on 28 March 1924, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, her father, Thomas Hugh Sumner, was 31 and her mother, Zella Lemira Collins, was 30. She married Donald Boyd Phillips on 22 September 1946, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States. She lived in Ward 4 Provo, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States in 1940. She died on 2 September 2014, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Donald Boyd Phillips
Marjorie Sumner
Marriage: 22 September 1946

Spouse and Children

22 September 1946
Provo, Utah, Utah, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 3

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1927 · Land Covered in Dinosaur Fossils

Age 3

The quarry was originally found by sheepherders and cattlemen as they drove their animals through the area. The Department of Geology at the University of Utah soon visited the area and found 800 fossils of a variety of Dinosaurs from the Jurassic Era. Because of the proximity of the site to Cleveland, Utah, and because most of the expeditions were financed by Malcolm Lloyd, the site was later known as the Cleveland-Lloyd Quarry. In later years, Princeton college spent three summers at the site. They collected a total of 1,200 bones, part of which were sent back to the school and mounted to complete a full skeleton of an Allosaurus, Utah’s State Fossil. Over the years, excavations led to the collection of more than 12,000 fossils from the quarry. It was designated as a National Natural Landmark in 1965.
1948 · The Beginning of the Cold War

Age 24

The Berlin Blockade was the first major crises of the Cold War. The Soviet Union blocked all access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control and offered to drop the blockade if the newly introduced Deutsche Mark was removed from West Berlin. The Berlin Blockade showed the different ideological and economic visions for postwar Europe. Even though there wasn't any fire fight during the cold war, many of these skirmishes arose and almost caused nuclear war on multiple occasions.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a summoner, an official who was responsible for ensuring the appearance of witnesses in court, Middle English sumner, sumnor.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Margy Sumner in household of Thomas Sumner, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Marjorie Sumner, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Marjorie Phillips in entry for Robert Collins Sumner, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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