Melba Jane Bringhurst

26 November 1905–28 April 1977 (Age 71)
Taylorsville, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life of Melba Jane

When Melba Jane Bringhurst was born on 26 November 1905, in Taylorsville, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, her father, Jacob Weiler Bringhurst, was 22 and her mother, Clara Luella Bagley, was 22. She married Lamar Stewart Hills Sr on 25 July 1929. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1930 and Salt Lake City Ward 4, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940. She died on 28 April 1977, in Orem, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lamar Stewart Hills Sr
Melba Jane Bringhurst
Marriage: 25 July 1929
Frank Bagley Hills
Lamar Stewart Hills Jr
Melba Lynne Hills

Spouse and Children

25 July 1929


    Frank Bagley Hills



    Melba Lynne Hills


Parents and Siblings



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 22

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name, probably from a place in Leicestershire, England, called Bringhurst. This was named in Old English with Brȳninga + hyrst ‘wooded hill’, i.e. ‘wooded hill on lands associated with someone called Brȳni’.

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

Story Highlight

Grandmother's in car Accident with Nancy Jane Hills

My parents: Herbert Bagley Hills and Gladys Evelyn Granger, took their four oldest children on a trip to Yellowstone National Park. I was the baby, and I stayed home with my Grandma Granger. Mr. Sta …

Sources (3)

  • Melba Hills in household of Julia Hills, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Melba Jane Bringhurst, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Melba Bringhurst Hills in household of Lamar Stewart Hills, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"

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