Donald Blaine Ridd

Male10 May 1950–8 September 2020

Brief Life History of Donald Blaine

When Donald Blaine Ridd was born on 10 May 1950, in Murray, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, LaMar Day Ridd, was 23 and his mother, Gwen Davis, was 20. He died on 8 September 2020, in Gilbert, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Gilbert Memorial Park, Gilbert, Maricopa, Arizona, United States.

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Family Time Line

LaMar Day Ridd
Gwen Davis
Donald Blaine Ridd
Darwin Lamar Ridd
Kelly Day Ridd

Sources (10)

  • Baby Ridd in household of Lamar Day Ridd, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Donald Blaine Ridd, "United States Western States Marriage Index"
  • Donald Blaine Ridd, "Find A Grave Index"

Parents and Siblings

Siblings (3)

World Events (8)

1951 · The Twenty-Second Amendment

Age 1

Before the Twenty-second Amendment, the Presidency didn’t have a set number limit on how many times they could be elected or re-elected to the office of President of the United States. The Amendment sets that limit to two times, consecutively or not, and sets additional conditions for presidents who succeed to the unexpired terms of their predecessors.

1952 · Uranium in Moab

Age 2

Uranium mining in Utah has a history going back more than 100 years but, it started as a byproduct of vanadium mining. With the development of Nuclear Weapons, Utah saw a uranium boom in the late 1940s and early 1950s, but uranium mining declined near the end of the Cold War. Currently Uranium is still being mined but just a small amount for power plants and for research.


Age 19

"Neil A. Armstrong and Edwin E. Aldrin landed on the lunar surface while Michael Collins orbited overhead in the Apollo command module. After checkout, Armstrong set foot on the surface, telling the millions of listeners that it was ""one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind""."

Name Meaning

Anglo-Saxon: Ridda, a knight, a rider

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