William Lester Bagley

25 August 1891–12 May 1978 (Age 86)
Montpelier, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States

The Life Summary of William Lester

When William Lester Bagley was born on 25 August 1891, in Montpelier, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States, his father, William Bagley, was 29 and his mother, Eliza Jane Godfrey, was 19. He married Josephine Burton on 3 April 1918, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Lincoln, Wyoming, United States in 1935 and Election District 2, Laramie, Wyoming, United States in 1940. He died on 12 May 1978, in Afton, Lincoln, Wyoming, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Fairview, Lincoln, Wyoming, United States.

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William Lester Bagley
Josephine Burton
Marriage: 3 April 1918
William Burton Bagley
Sarah Bagley
LeNore Bagley
Dean Burton Bagley

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 April 1918Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 5
    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.
    Age 20
    Historical Boundaries 1885 Uinta, Wyoming Territory, United States 1890: Uinta, Wyoming, United States 1911: Lincoln, Wyoming, United States
    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
    Age 25
    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.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Baguley in Cheshire or from any of several places called Bagley, in Devon, Gloucestershire, Shropshire, Somerset, and Yorkshire. These get their names either from the Old English personal name Bacga + Old English lēah ‘woodland clearing’ or from an unattested Old English word, bagga, for a ‘bag-shaped’ object or creature + lēah.

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

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    Memorial William Lester Bagley 1891 - 1978

    Birth: Jul. 25, 1891 Montpelier Bear Lake County Idaho, USA Death: May 12, 1978 Afton Lincoln County Wyoming, USA William Lester BAGLEY is the son of William BAGLEY and Eliza Jane GODFREY William Le …

    Sources (49)

    • William Lester Bagley, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
    • William Lester Bagley in entry for William Burton Bagley and Della Evalena Newswander, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • W Lester Bagley, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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