Leon Joseph Castleton

Brief Life History of Leon Joseph

When Leon Joseph Castleton was born on 29 November 1910, in Pleasantview, Oneida, Idaho, United States, his father, Arthur Robert Castleton, was 42 and his mother, Ellen Woolley, was 41. He married Elaine Jones on 3 September 1935. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Malad, Oneida, Idaho, United States for about 10 years. In 1950, at the age of 40, his occupation is listed as beekeeper in Malad, Oneida, Idaho, United States. He died on 2 March 2004, in Preston, Franklin, Idaho, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Malad City Cemetery, Malad, Oneida, Idaho, United States.

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Leon Joseph Castleton
Elaine Jones
Marriage: 3 September 1935
Douglas James Castleton

Sources (47)

  • Leon J Castleten, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Leon Joseph Castleton, "Idaho, Birth Index, 1861-1911"
  • Leon Joseph Castleton, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

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World Events (8)

1911 · The Salt Lake Airport

The site for the Salt Lake International Airport started as a desolate area of the Valley that was originally used to herd sheep. A cinder-covered landing strip was subsequently created for the Great International Aviation Carnival that was held later in that same year. It brought many pioneers of the aviation industry. Aviator Glenn H. Curtiss brought his newly invented Seaplane to the carnival and demonstrated it to the public by taking off from the Great Salt Lake. It slowly grew until Charles Lindbergh visited that area. After his visit, the airfield changed into a Municipal Airport and started being a hub for most flights from New York to California. After World War II, the airport turned into an international hub for most flights in the Mountain West. In recent history, it sees around 30 million travelers each year and continues to grow in popularity by travelers to and from Utah. It became a hub for Delta Air Lines after its merger with Western Airlines.

1912 · The Girl Scouts

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.

1935 · The FBI is Established

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of several places so called in Derbyshire, Dorset, Lancashire, or Roxburghshire, from Old English castel ‘castle’ + tūn ‘settlement, farmstead’. Castledon in Wickford (Essex) and Castleton in Danby (North Yorkshire) seem to be late names and therefore not likely sources, and there is no evidence for derivation from Castleton in Hundleton (Pembrokeshire) or Castleton in Saint Athan (Glamorgan).

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

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