Thomas Cottam Romney

3 April 1876–8 January 1962 (Age 85)
St. George, Washington, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Thomas Cottam

When Thomas Cottam Romney was born on 3 April 1876, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States, his father, Miles Park Romney, was 32 and his mother, Catharine Jane Cottam, was 21. He married Lydia Ann Naegle on 12 December 1899, in Colonia Oaxaca, Bavispe, Sonora, Mexico. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 8 January 1962, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Thomas Cottam Romney
Lydia Ann Naegle
Marriage: 12 December 1899
Owen Thomas Romney
Golden Romney
Pauline Romney
Lucille Romney
Lydia Romney
Miles Conrad Romney
Catherine Romney
Genevieve Romney

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  • Marriage
    12 December 1899Colonia Oaxaca, Bavispe, Sonora, Mexico
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    World Events (8)

    1877 · St. George Temple
    Age 1
    The St. George temple was announced on January 31, 1871. On January 1, 1877, it was privately dedicated. Four months later on April 6, it was dedicated for the public. It was the first temple in operation for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 5
    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
    1899 · The Salt Palace Convention Center
    Age 23
    The original Salt Palace was built in 1899 and It stood on 900 South, between State Street and Main Street. The Salt Palace was a frame structure covered in large pieces of rock salt, which gave it its name. The Salt Palace was destroyed by fire on August 29, 1910 and was replaced by the Majestic Hall. This Hall only lasted for a while during the remodel of the Salt Palace. The Salt Palace served as the Olympic Media Center during the 2002 Winter Olympics. Salt Lake Comic Con has been held at the Salt Palace Convention Center since September 2013.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Romney (Kent), from an uncertain first element (perhaps an Old English personal name Rūmen) + Old English ēa ‘river, stream’. Compare Rye 2.

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

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    A Dagger in the Moonlight

    Two of my older brothers, Miles and George had leased a portion of the Williams' ranch adjacent to Cave Valley in northern Chihuahua, hoping to find ready market at the mines for all the vegetables th …

    Sources (48)

    • Thos C Romney in entry for Miles Conrad Romney, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
    • Thomas C Romney, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Thomas C Romney in entry for Miles Conrad Romney and Vonda Bennett, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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