Edwin Alan Pettit

Male9 April 1915–14 April 2003

Brief Life History of Edwin Alan

When Edwin Alan Pettit was born on 9 April 1915, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Jesse Raymond Pettit, was 28 and his mother, Phyllis Clayton, was 27. He married Elsie LaRue Smith on 12 June 1940, in Maricopa, Pinal, Arizona, United States. He lived in Burbank, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1950. He died on 14 April 2003, in Boise, Ada, Idaho, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Bakersfield, Kern, California, United States.

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Edwin Alan Pettit
Elsie LaRue Smith
Marriage: 12 June 1940

Sources (40)

  • Edwin A Pettit in household of Jesse R Pettit, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Edwin Alan Pettit, "Arizona, County Marriages, 1871-1964"
  • Edwin Alan Pettit, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 June 1940Maricopa, Pinal, Arizona, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)

    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

    Age 1

    Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

    1916 · No-Ni-Shee Arch

    Age 1

    The No-Ni-Shee Arch was a temporary archway near the intersection of Main Street and South Temple in downtown Salt Lake City. The archway was built in 1916 for the Wizard of the Wasatch festival. The name No-Ni-Shee was derived from a mythical American Indian Salt Princess. Her tears caused the Great Salt Lake to be salty. The arch was dedicated to her and sprayed with salt water so that salt eventually crystallized on Main Street. The Wizard’s carnivals enlivened Utah’s summers for several years. The last Wizard of the Wasatch carnival was held in 1916, on the eve of World War I.


    Age 26

    Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    English (mainly southeastern): variant of Petit .

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

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