Amelia Young Gwilliam

3 October 1892–18 November 1964 (Age 72)
Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Amelia Young

When Amelia Young Gwilliam was born on 3 October 1892, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, her father, Benjamin Franklin Gwilliam, was 31 and her mother, Amelia Young Stanford, was 27. She married Wilford Markmann Biesinger on 31 October 1917, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Salt Lake City Ward 6, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940 and Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1959. She died on 18 November 1964, in Payson, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Wilford Markmann Biesinger
Amelia Young Gwilliam
Marriage: 31 October 1917
Wilford Gwilliam Biesinger
Elwood Gwilliam Biesinger
Fred Gwilliam Biesinger
Louise Biesinger

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    31 October 1917Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 4
    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
    1896 · Utah becomes a state
    Age 4
    After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition, that all forms of polygamy were to be banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.
    1911 · The Salt Lake Airport
    Age 19
    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.

    Name Meaning

    Welsh (Pembrokeshire and western England): from the Welsh personal name Gwillym, a form of Old French Guillaume (see Gilliam and William ).

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

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    Sources (28)

    • Amelia Y Gwilliam in household of Ben F Gwilliam, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Amelia Young Gwilliams, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Amelia Gwilliam Young Biesinger, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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