David Pierce Cheney

Brief Life History of David Pierce

When David Pierce Cheney was born on 10 July 1879, in Springville, Utah, Utah, United States, his father, David Cheney, was 22 and his mother, Lodema Hutchings, was 17. He married Annie Laura Pratt on 5 October 1904, in Salt Lake Temple, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in United States in 1949 and Lincoln Heights, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1950. He died on 29 April 1974, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Pierce Cheney
Annie Laura Pratt
Marriage: 5 October 1904
Weston Pierce Cheney
Klea Cheney
Wilma Pratt Cheney
David Lehi Cheney
Rex Alton Cheney
Nita Laura Cheney
Don Lamoin Cheney
Charles Cheney

Sources (63)

  • David P Cheney, "United States 1950 Census"
  • David P Cheney, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • David Pierce Cheney, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.


St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Chaney with the same etymology as in 2 below.

French: topographic name for someone who lived by or in an oak wood, from Old French chesnai ‘oak grove’ (from chesne ‘oak’), or a habitational name from any of several places called (Le) Cheney, e.g. in Haute-Savoie, named with this word. Compare Chesney .

French Canadian: altered form of French Chesnay or Chenay, topographic names with the same meaning and etymology as in 2 above, or habitational names from (Le) Chesnay or (Le) Chenay, names of several places in the northwestern part of France, based on Old French chesnai ‘oak grove’. Compare Chenette and Chenier 2.

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

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Story Highlight

Alice Ovanda Cheney Ricks, short version of childhood, digested by LaRee Ricks

When my father, David Cheney, and my mother, Lodema Hutchings, were married, they accepted a call from President Brigham Young to help settle Huntington, Emery County, Utah. They arrived with others i …

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