Lilly Leona Gerber

1902–1996 (Age 94)
Granger, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life of Lilly Leona

When Lilly Leona Gerber was born on 13 September 1902, in Granger, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, her father, John Theophilus Gerber Jr., was 36 and her mother, Frances Leona Harkness, was 26. She married James Robert Bleak on 7 January 1926, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1930 and Election Precinct 3, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940. She died on 14 December 1996, in Kearns, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lilly Leona Gerber
James Robert Bleak
Marriage: 7 January 1926
LaRee Bleak
Male Bleak

Spouse & Children

7 January 1926
St. George, Washington, Utah, United States


  • LaRee Bleak


  • Male1939–1939Male

Parents & Siblings



+1 More Child

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.

Age 25

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

German, Swiss, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a tanner, Middle High German gerwer (from Old High German (ledar) garawo ‘leather preparer’), German Gerber.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Lilly Blake in household of Burt Blake, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lillie Gerber in household of John T Gerber, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Lilly L Gerbert in household of John T Gerbert, "United States Census, 1920"

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