Charles Bitter

5 January 1878–17 February 1964 (Age 86)
Logan, Cache, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Charles

When Charles Bitter was born on 5 January 1878, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, his father, Traugott Bitter, was 43 and his mother, Rosina Wilhelmina Aust, was 41. He married Printha Elizabeth Facer on 15 October 1902, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 17 February 1964, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Bitter
Printha Elizabeth Facer
Marriage: 15 October 1902
Mae Bitter
Verna Bitter
Leah Bitter
Charles Eldon Bitter
Helen Bitter
John Bitter

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 October 1902Logan, Cache, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 3
    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.
    1884 · Logan Temple Dedication
    Age 6
    On May 17, 1884, the Logan temple was dedicated by John Taylor. It was the only temple dedicated by him and was the second temple in Utah. The temple went under a major reconstruction project in 1976 to increase the capacity of the rooms inside and was rededicated in 1979 by Spencer W. Kimball.
    1901 · Assassination of Mckinley
    Age 23
    President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: German Gerhardt, Hans, Heinrich, Jutta, Volker.Dutch and German: from Dutch or German bitter ‘harsh, bitter’, hence a nickname for a sour, embittered, or severe person.German: from an agent derivative of Middle High German bitten ‘to bid’, hence a nickname or occupational name for a bidder, broker, the municipal alms collector, or a suitor. Compare Bitner .

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

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    Story Highlight

    Souvenir of 1934 Tabernacle Choir Appearance at Chicago World's Fair

    Charles Bitter traveled and sang with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in their 1934 performances at the Chicago World's Fair. He was accompanied by his beloved sweetheart Printha on that journey. This i …

    Sources (38)

    • Charles Bitter, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Charles in entry for Melvin Bond and Leah Bitter, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Charles Bitter in entry for Charles Eldon Bitter, "Utah, World War II Index to Army Veterans of Utah, 1939-1945"

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