Norton Ray Mecham

13 October 1879–23 January 1952 (Age 72)
Tooele, Tooele, Utah, United States

The Life of Norton Ray

When Norton Ray Mecham was born on 13 October 1879, in Tooele, Tooele, Utah, United States, his father, Joseph Mecham, was 28 and his mother, Matilda Ann Tuttle, was 23. He married Lilias Mackay Swart on 11 October 1905, in Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 5 years and Election Precinct 1, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 23 January 1952, in Holladay, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Norton Ray Mecham
Sophia Bergetta Olsen
Marriage: 20 April 1909
Helen Matilda Mecham
Julia Ruth Mecham
Joseph Ralph Mecham
Jack LeRoy Mecham
Thelma Mecham

Spouse and Children

20 April 1909


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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 2

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1896 · Utah becomes a state

Age 17

After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition, that all forms of polygamy were to be banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.
1899 · The Salt Palace Convention Center

Age 20

The original Salt Palace was built in 1899 and It stood on 900 South, between State Street and Main Street. The Salt Palace was a frame structure covered in large pieces of rock salt, which gave it its name. The Salt Palace was destroyed by fire on August 29, 1910 and was replaced by the Majestic Hall. This Hall only lasted for a while during the remodel of the Salt Palace. The Salt Palace served as the Olympic Media Center during the 2002 Winter Olympics. Salt Lake Comic Con has been held at the Salt Palace Convention Center since September 2013.

Name Meaning

Variant of English Meacham .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Norton Ray Mecham, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Norton R Meecham in household of Joseph Meecham, "United States Census, 1880"
  • N R Meacham, "United States Census, 1940"

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