James Roy Cahoon

24 September 1913–18 December 1995 (Age 82)
Garfield, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of James Roy

When James Roy Cahoon was born on 24 September 1913, in Garfield, Utah, United States, his father, Roy Proctor Cahoon, was 23 and his mother, Vesta Margaret Hansen, was 21. He married Mary Maxine Leigh on 14 February 1940, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He immigrated to Vermont, United States in 1936 and lived in Election Precinct 4, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1920 and Honolulu, Hawaii, United States in 1935. He died on 18 December 1995, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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James Roy Cahoon
Nina Mae Bailey
Marriage: 28 March 1949
James Roy Cahoon

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  • Marriage
    28 March 1949Elko, Nevada, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
    Age 3
    Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
    1916 · No-Ni-Shee Arch
    Age 3
    The No-Ni-Shee Arch was a temporary archway near the intersection of Main Street and South Temple in downtown Salt Lake City. The archway was built in 1916 for the Wizard of the Wasatch festival. The name No-Ni-Shee was derived from a mythical American Indian Salt Princess. Her tears caused the Great Salt Lake to be salty. The arch was dedicated to her and sprayed with salt water so that salt eventually crystallized on Main Street. The Wizard’s carnivals enlivened Utah’s summers for several years. The last Wizard of the Wasatch carnival was held in 1916, on the eve of World War I.
    1935 · The FBI is Established
    Age 22
    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

    Irish (Down and Antrim): variant (reflecting the traditional pronunciation) of Scottish Colquhoun .

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

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    Sources (25)

    • James Roy Cahoon, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
    • Jas Roy Cahoon in household of Roy Proctor Cahoon, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • James R Cahoon, "Nevada County Marriages, 1862-1993"

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