Leo Bennion

29 July 1902–3 December 1974 (Age 72)
Granger, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Leo

When Leo Bennion was born on 29 July 1902, in Granger, 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
Elva Billings
Marriage: 29 January 1926
Howard Billings Bennion
Junius Leo Bennion
Afton Bennion
Lenore Bennion
George Marcus Bennion
Roy Billings Bennion

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 January 1926Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor
    Age 1
    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
    Age 6
    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
    Age 21
    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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    Sources (48)

    • Leo Bennion in household of Lucy E Bennion, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Mr. Leo Bennion, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Leo Bennion in entry for Junius Leo Bennion, "Utah, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1947"

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