Benjamin Leslie Blackham

Male6 November 1904–26 November 1996

Brief Life History of Benjamin Leslie

When Benjamin Leslie Blackham was born on 6 November 1904, in Evanston, Uinta, Wyoming, United States, his father, Thomas Robinson Blackham, was 27 and his mother, Olive Ophelia Shaw, was 25. He married Mary Henrietta Gout on 5 September 1938, in Evanston, Uinta, Wyoming, United States. He died on 26 November 1996, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Benjamin Leslie Blackham
Mary Henrietta Gout
Marriage: 5 September 1938

Sources (14)

  • Benjamin Leslie Blackham in household of Olive Shaw Blackham, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Benjamin Leslie Blackham, "Utah, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1947"
  • Benjman Blackham in household of Francis Shaw, "United States Census, 1920"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 September 1938Evanston, Uinta, Wyoming, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1906 · Saving Food Labels

    Age 2

    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 4

    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.

    1928 · Marathon Dances at the El Monte Springs Resort

    Age 24

    After the Ogden Canyon Resort burned down in 1927, Entrepreneur A.V. Smith bought the land and rebuilt the resort in brick. Naming it El Monte Springs, the resort featured a large swimming pool and a grand ballroom where dances were held until it shut its doors in 1932. The resort is still open but is a gift shop and restaurant under the name Rainbow Gardens.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Blakenham in Suffolk deriving its name from the Old English personal name Blaca + hām ‘homestead’. In England, the surname is now found mainly in the West Midlands.

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

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    Swoss-Austrian Mission

    Swiss and German Swiss-German Mission, Swiss-Austrian Mission June 1924–August 1925 Age Called: 19 Switzerland & Germany Set Apart: 3 June 1924 End Date: 23 August 1925 Departed From Home: 7 June 1924 …

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