John Richard Priest

21 August 1891–5 August 1969 (Age 77)
Taylor, Bingham, Idaho Territory, United States

The Life of John Richard

When John Richard Priest was born on 21 August 1891, in Taylor, Bingham, Idaho Territory, United States, his father, William James Priest, was 34 and his mother, Joan Simpson, was 28. He married Cleo Lottie Vest on 1 July 1914, in Bingham, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Presto, Bingham, Idaho, United States in 1900. He died on 5 August 1969, in Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Hillcrest Cemetery, Shelley, Bingham, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Richard Priest
Cleo Lottie Vest
Marriage: 1 July 1914
Melva Priest
Baby Jack Priest
Jack Vernon Priest
Monte J. Priest

Spouse and Children

1 July 1914
Bingham, Idaho, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 1

on a little hill in Shelley, Idaho one-fourth mile south and one-fourth mile east on Base Line road (1200 North) lies the Hillcrest Cemetery. The earliest record that can be found shows the first person buried here took place in 1892. In 1939 a contest was held to give the Cemetery a name. Hillcrest was chosen, and the winner won $5 prize money.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

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.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 21

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

English (mainly West Midlands): from Middle English pr(i)est ‘minister of the Church’ (Old English prēost, from Latin presbyter, Greek presbyteros ‘elder’, ‘counselor’, comparative of presbys ‘old man’), used as a nickname, either for someone with a pious manner or possibly for someone who had played the part of a priest in a pageant. It may also have been an occupational name for someone in the service of a priest, and occasionally it may have been used to denote someone suspected of being the son of a priest.

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Richard Priest, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • John Richard Priest, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • John Richard Priest, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"

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