Donald McAllister Atkin

24 April 1908–2 April 1975 (Age 66)
St. George, Washington, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Donald McAllister

When Donald McAllister Atkin was born on 24 April 1908, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States, his father, Hyrum Atkin, was 29 and his mother, Elizabeth Eleanor McAllister, was 28. He married Thelma Memel Hartley on 22 April 1932, in Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States. He lived in Center Judicial Township, Sacramento, California, United States in 1940 and Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States in 1950. He died on 2 April 1975, in Leeds, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Leeds, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Donald McAllister Atkin
Thelma Memel Hartley
Marriage: 22 April 1932

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 April 1932Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1909 · The NAACP is formed
    Age 1
    Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
    1909 · Rainbow Bridge is Discovered
    Age 1
    Until 1909, this natural wonder was not known to the outside world. Two separate exploration parties – one headed by University of Utah Dean Byron Cummings, and another by government surveyor, W.B. Douglass – began searching for the legendary span. Eventually, they combined efforts. Paiute guides Nasja Begay and Jim Mike led an exploration party in the south east corner of Utah, along with trader and explorer John Wetherill. Coming down what is now Bridge Canyon, the party saw Rainbow Bridge for the first time. The next year, President Taft proclaimed the newly found structure a National Monument. Theodore Roosevelt and Zane Grey were among the first visitors to see the Monument. The trail they took is no longer passable for horses but is now a trailhead for hikers that want to visit the bridge. Rainbow Bridge receives thousands of visitors each year but, the National Park Service asks visitors to be respectful of its significance to the people who have long held Rainbow Bridge sacred.
    Age 19
    Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Middle English personal name Atkin (composed of Ade + the diminutive suffix -kin). This is one of the many medieval pet forms of Adam . Compare Scottish Aitken .

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

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    Story Highlight


    (written in 1927 with some added in 1929 and 1930 by Elizabeth Eleanor McAllister Atkin, Hyrum's wife) HYRUM ATKIN, born February 10, 1879, in Atkinville, Washington County, Utah. Baptized by Presid …

    Sources (22)

    • Donald McAllister Atkin, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
    • Donald Atkin, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Donald Mcallister Atkin, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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