LeGrand Pollard Backman

Brief Life History of LeGrand Pollard

When LeGrand Pollard Backman was born on 18 December 1893, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Gustave Hilmer Backman, was 29 and his mother, Grace Bailey Pollard, was 26. He married Edith Mary Price on 8 June 1921, in Salt Lake Temple, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 20 years. In 1974, at the age of 80, his occupation is listed as attorney in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He died on 19 April 1988, in Millcreek, 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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LeGrand Pollard Backman
Edith Mary Price
Marriage: 8 June 1921
Robert LeGrand Backman
Robert LeGrand Backman
Mary Jean Backman
Richard Price Backman
Beverly Backman

Sources (50)

  • Le Grand P Backman, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Legrand Backman, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, Births, and Marriages 1980-2014"
  • Le Grand Pollard Backman, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

1896 · Utah becomes a state

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.


Founding of Afrikaner Broederbond, a secret, exclusively male and white Protestant organization in South Africa dedicated to the advancement of Afrikaner interests.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Bjorn, Egil, Erik, Hilma, Lasse, Nels, Sven.

Swedish: ornamental name composed of the elements back(e) ‘hill’ + man ‘man’.

Swedish (Bäckman): ornamental name composed of the elements bäck ‘stream’ + man ‘man’. Compare Beckman .

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

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LeGrand Pollard Backman

He was a piano teacher in his early twenties. He loved children. He loved to read. He was a great spiritual and civic leader. He was a lawyer by trade.

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