Reid Lafeal Beers

Male8 December 1908–9 October 1962

Brief Life History of Reid Lafeal

When Reid Lafeal Beers was born on 8 December 1908, in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States, his father, William Dennis Duke Beers, was 31 and his mother, Jeannette Williamson Izatt, was 31. He married Elaine Cannon on 22 August 1934, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 9 October 1962, in Glendale, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Reid Lafeal Beers
Elaine Cannon
Marriage: 22 August 1934
Reid Lafeal Beers Jr
Judith Elaine Beers

Sources (38)

  • Reid L Beers, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Reid L Beers, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Reid Lafeal Beers, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 August 1934Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (5)

    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.

    1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

    Age 15

    Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

    Name Meaning

    English and Irish (mainly northern Ireland): variant of Beer , with post-medieval excrescent -s.

    Dutch: variant of Beerens (see Berens ) or Van Beers without the preposition van ‘from’.

    German: variant of Baer .

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

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