Gordon Ezra Chidester

Brief Life History of Gordon Ezra

When Gordon Ezra Chidester was born on 21 November 1900, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States, his father, James Madison Chidester, was 27 and his mother, Sarah Jane Casto, was 23. He married Leah Ence on 27 June 1925, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940 and United States in 1949. He died on 9 December 1980, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Gordon Ezra Chidester
1900–1980
Leah Ence
1904–1996
Marriage: 27 June 1925
JoAnne Chidester
1930–2015
Dorothy Chidester
1934–2021

Sources (26)

  • Gordon E Chidester, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Gordon Ezra Chidester, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
  • Gordon E Chidester, "Utah, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1947"

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World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

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.

1901 · The Daughters of Utah Pioneers

The Daughters of Utah Pioneers was organized by Annie Taylor Hyde after she invited a group of fifty-four women to her home to find ways to recognize names and achievements of the men, women and children who were the pioneers. They followed the lead of other national lineage societies, such as the Daughters of the American Revolution. They were legally incorporated in 1925.

1921 · One of The Oldest Coasters in the World

Utah is home to one of the oldest coasters in the world that is still operational. The Roller Coaster, at Lagoon Amusement park, is listed number 5.

Name Meaning

Probably an altered form of English Chichester . It is not found in English records.

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

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