Charles Colson Leavitt

Male7 October 1861–13 January 1948

Brief Life History of Charles Colson

When Charles Colson Leavitt was born on 7 October 1861, in Centerville, Davis, Utah, United States, his father, George Leavitt, was 33 and his mother, Nancy Minerva Earl, was 20. He married Sarah Ellen Cazier on 1 December 1886, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in West Point, Davis, Utah, United States in 1870 and Lewiston, Cache, Utah, United States in 1880. He died on 13 January 1948, in Afton, Lincoln, Wyoming, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Afton Cemetery, Afton, Lincoln, Wyoming, United States.

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Charles Colson Leavitt
Sarah Ellen Cazier
Marriage: 1 December 1886
Ida May Leavitt
Ruby Leavitt
Charles Elmer Leavitt
Lorin Leavitt
Ray Bryan Leavitt
Cora Minerva Leavitt
Ira Leavitt
Alton Leavitt
Thede Leavitt
Dora Leavitt

Sources (57)

  • Charles Colson Leavitt, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Charles Johns in entry for Albert Johns and Arlene Leavitt, "Idaho, County Marriages, 1864-1950"
  • Charles C. Leavitt in entry for Ida May Taylor, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 December 1886Logan, Cache, Utah, United States
  • Children (10)

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    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1864 · Montana Territory

    Age 3

    Montana was made a territory by President Abraham Lincoln on May 26 1864. The capital was Virginia City and remained the capital until 1894, when Helena became the capital.


    Age 25

    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    Name Meaning


    (of Norman origin): nickname from Anglo-Norman French leuet ‘wolf cub’ (see Low 3).

    habitational name from any of various places in Normandy called Livet. All are of obscure, presumably Gaulish, etymology.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Biography of Charles Colson Leavitt, Written by Don Leavitt Chadwick (a grandson) from interviews with Ruby Leavitt Chadwick

    Charles Colson Leavitt was born October 7, 1861 in Centerville, Utah, the second son of George Leavitt and Nancy Minerva Earl. He was named after his mother's uncle Charles Colson Rich, a member of th …

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