Joseph Leland Behunin

20 May 1901–31 May 1993 (Age 92)
Ferron, Emery, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Joseph Leland

When Joseph Leland Behunin was born on 20 May 1901, in Ferron, Emery, Utah, United States, his father, Joseph Henry Behunin, was 29 and his mother, Mary Zwahlen, was 24. He married Nellie Lavon Wright on 23 June 1933, 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 immigrated to New York, United States in 1906 and lived in World for about 5 years. He died on 31 May 1993, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Ferron City Cemetery, Ferron, Emery, Utah, United States.

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Joseph Leland Behunin
Nellie Lavon Wright
Marriage: 23 June 1933
James Lee Behunin
Roy Alan Behunin
Mary Ellen Behunin
Margaret Behunin
Joseph Wright Behunin

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 June 1933Salt Lake Temple, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1902 · So Much Farm Land
    Age 1
    A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.
    1902 · The Utah Governor's Mansion
    Age 1
    Built in 1902, the Utah Governor's Mansion is the official residence of the Governor of Utah and their family. The mansion was built using the finest materials by the finest craftsmen available, resulting in a quality and style like that of Eastern mansions. From 1957 to 1977, the Utah Historical Society occupied the mansion as a library, museum, and office space. In 1977, the residence underwent extensive renovations and was again reopened in 1980. In December 1993, a fire destroyed much of the mansion but, after another restoration, the historic building was restored to its original design with upgrades in case of another disaster threatened the home. It was listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1970.
    Age 26
    Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

    Name Meaning

    Probably Irish: variant of Bohannon .

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

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    Sources (39)

    • Leland Behunin in household of Joseph H Behunin, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Joseph Leland Behunin, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Joseph Leland Behunin, "Utah, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1947"

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