Lawrence Ray Bitton

21 May 1895–3 March 1965 (Age 69)
West Weber, Weber, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Lawrence Ray

When Lawrence Ray Bitton was born on 21 May 1895, in West Weber, Weber, Utah, United States, his father, John Wintle Bitton, was 37 and his mother, Sarah Jane Dance, was 36. He married Thelma Addoms on 6 April 1925, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He lived in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States in 1900 and Riverside, Bingham, Idaho, United States in 1910. He registered for military service in 1917. He died on 3 March 1965, in Mackay, Custer, Idaho, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Mackay, Custer, Idaho, United States.

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Lawrence Ray Bitton
Thelma Addoms
Marriage: 6 April 1925

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 April 1925Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 1
    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
    1898 · The Ogden Utah Sugar Factory Opens
    Age 3
    The Ogden Utah Sugar Factory harvested sugar from beets because sugar cane was hard to grow in northern Utah. During World War, it was hard to get sugar beet seeds, so the company started to harvest the seeds of the beets they were using. The Company merged with a factory in Logan to create the Amalgamated Sugar Company which is still operational today.
    1914 · The American Can Company of Utah Building Complex
    Age 19
    The American Can Company of Utah Building Complex was built downtown Ogden on 20th and Lincoln Ave. It employed over 450 people and produced millions of cans of food from crops of local farmers. It was closed in 1979 but was added as a Historic Place in 2005 to the National Register. It has also become a headquarters for Amer Sports.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Jewish Meyer, Yoram, Aharon, Haim, Ilan, Itsik, Menashe, Moshe, Ronen, Tali, Yosef. French Michel, Yvan, Alain, Armand, Herve, Jacques, Josephe.Jewish (Sephardic): from the medieval male personal name Viton, from the Romance root vita ‘life’.English: topographic name perhaps from Middle English bittem, a phonological variant of botme ‘bottom’; compare Bottom . Alternatively, a habitational name from a place in Gloucestershire named Bitton. The place takes its name from the Boyd river, a Celtic river name of uncertain origin + Old English tūn ‘settlement, farmstead’.

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

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    Sources (21)

    • Lawrence Rea Bitton, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
    • Lawrence Ray Bitton, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Lawrence Ray Bitton, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"

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