Eleanor Amott

26 April 1918–27 January 1974 (Age 55)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life of Eleanor

When Eleanor Amott was born on 26 April 1918, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, her father, George Amott, was 36 and her mother, Mary Lucinda Lanier, was 38. She married Benjamin Wayne Matkin on 3 April 1941. She immigrated to Sweet Grass, Montana, United States in 1946 and lived in Salt Lake City Ward 1, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940 and Utah, United States for about 10 years. She died on 27 January 1974, in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, at the age of 55, and was buried in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Wayne Matkin
1911–1997
Eleanor Amott
1918–1974
Marriage: 3 April 1941

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
3 April 1941

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World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1923 · President Harding visits Utah to get to know the people.

Age 5

President Warren G. Harding's visited Utah as part of a broader tour of the western United States designed to bring him closer to the people and their conditions. After Speaking at Liberty Park, the president went to the Hotel Utah where he met with President Heber J. Grant and talked to him about the history of the church.
1933 · Sons of Utah Pioneers

Age 15

Like the Daughters of Utah Pioneers, The National Society of the Sons of Utah Pioneers is an organization dedicated to preserving the legacy and studying the history of the Latter-day Saints Pioneers of Utah and the West. The organization is open to All good men of every age and circumstance who have an interest in the early Utah Pioneers. It is not necessary to have pioneer ancestry to join.

Name Meaning

Variant spelling of French Lamotte ( see Lamothe ).

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

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Story Highlight

A Memorable Trip to Canada

I went to Canada after I got out of high school, because my Aunt Eleanor was pregnant. She had many miscarriages before, and she really wanted this baby. The doctor told her she would have to stay dow …

Sources (3)

  • Eleanor Amott in household of George Amott, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Eleanor Amott in household of George Amott, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Eleanor Amott Matkin in household of Benjamin Wayne Matkin, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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