Charles Eldon Bitter

Male25 May 1918–23 September 2009

Brief Life History of Charles Eldon

When Charles Eldon Bitter was born on 25 May 1918, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, his father, Charles Bitter, was 40 and his mother, Printha Elizabeth Facer, was 36. He married Marjorie Ann Bennion on 3 February 1945, in Salt Lake Temple, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He lived in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States in 1950 and Vietnam in 2009. He registered for military service in 1941. He died on 23 September 2009, in Orem, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Bluffdale, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Eldon Bitter
Marjorie Ann Bennion
Marriage: 3 February 1945

Sources (30)

  • C Eldon Bitter in entry for Verna Bitter Pumphrey, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, Births, and Marriages 1980-2014"
  • Charles Eldon Bitter, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Charles Eldon Bitter, "Utah, World War II Index to Army Veterans of Utah, 1939-1945"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 February 1945Salt Lake Temple, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (8)

    1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

    Age 1

    The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.


    Age 2

    Ho Chi Minh participates in founding of the French Communist Party.


    Age 24

    Ho Chi Minh imprisoned in China.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: German Gerhardt, Hans, Heinrich, Jutta, Volker.

    Dutch and German: from Dutch or German bitter ‘harsh, bitter’, hence a nickname for a sour, embittered, or severe person.

    German: from an agent derivative of Middle High German bitten ‘to bid’, hence a nickname or occupational name for a bidder, broker, the municipal alms collector, or a suitor. Compare Bitner .

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

    Possible Related Names

    Story Highlight

    Charles Eldon Bitter Autobiography – 7 April 2006

    Charles Eldon Bitter Autobiography – 7 April 2006 Charles - Eldon - Ecky - Eck - Speck (pronounced "shh-peck" - in German this means 'bacon') and that's the evolution of the nickname! Here's the sto …

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