Elmer Cecil McGavin

Male10 February 1900–28 July 1975

Brief Life History of Elmer Cecil

When Elmer Cecil McGavin was born on 10 February 1900, in Marysville, Fremont, Idaho, United States, his father, Robert Elmer McGavin, was 26 and his mother, Elizabeth Abigail Cooper, was 23. He married Harriet Parkinson on 19 September 1922, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States for about 5 years and Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 28 July 1975, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in West Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Elmer Cecil McGavin
Harriet Parkinson
Marriage: 19 September 1922
Gordon Cecil McGavin
Carol Marilyn McGavin

Sources (39)

  • E Cecil Mcgavin in entry for Harriet Or Hattie Parkinson Parkinson Mcgavin, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, Births, and Marriages 1980-2014"
  • Elmer Cecil McGavin in household of Robert Elmer McGavin, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Mr. E Cecil Mcgavin, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 September 1922Logan, Cache, Utah, United States
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)

    1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

    Age 1

    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.

    1902 · The Utah Governor's Mansion

    Age 2

    Built in 1902, the Utah Governor's Mansion is the official residence of the Governor of Utah and their family. The mansion was built using the finest materials by the finest craftsmen available, resulting in a quality and style like that of Eastern mansions. From 1957 to 1977, the Utah Historical Society occupied the mansion as a library, museum, and office space. In 1977, the residence underwent extensive renovations and was again reopened in 1980. In December 1993, a fire destroyed much of the mansion but, after another restoration, the historic building was restored to its original design with upgrades in case of another disaster threatened the home. It was listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1970.


    Age 20

    The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and Irish: variant of McGowan .

    Irish: variant of McGaffin .

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

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