Leo Bennion

Brief Life History of Leo

When Leo Bennion was born on 29 July 1902, in West Valley City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Marcus Bennion, was 36 and his mother, Lucy Evelyn Smith, was 36. He married Elva Billings on 29 January 1926, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1902 and Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1950. He died on 3 December 1974, in Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Orem Cemetery, Orem, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Leo Bennion
1902–1974
Elva Billings
1903–1974
Marriage: 29 January 1926
Howard Billings Bennion
1927–2011
Junius Leo Bennion
1928–2020
Afton Bennion
1929–2022
Lenore Bennion
1931–2016
George Marcus Bennion
1933–2020
Roy Billings Bennion
1935–2018

Sources (49)

  • Leo Bennion in household of Lucy E Bennion, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Benyon, "Utah Births and Christenings, 1892-1941"
  • Mr. Leo Bennion, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

World Events (8)

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

1908 · The Salt Lake City Union Pacific Depot

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.

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Einion, ap Eynon ‘son of Einion’ (see Eynon ).

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

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Simple Backyard Living

The final home of my grandparents, Leo & Elva Bennion, was in Orem, Ut. I remember visiting them as often as we could make the drive from Santa Clara, CA to their home. The simple pleasures they unkn …

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