William Gerald Eagleston

13 December 1902–23 May 1984 (Age 81)
Odessa, Buffalo, Nebraska, United States

The Life of William Gerald

When William Gerald Eagleston was born on 13 December 1902, in Odessa, Buffalo, Nebraska, United States, his father, James William Eagleston, was 27 and his mother, Lorania Ellen Lynch, was 24. He married Sarah LaRue Brown on 2 February 1927, in San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States. He lived in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States for about 10 years. He died on 23 May 1984, in Fullerton, Orange, California, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Brea, Orange, California, United States.

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William Gerald Eagleston
Sarah LaRue Brown
Marriage: 2 February 1927

Spouse and Children

2 February 1927
San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States

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World Events (8)

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 1

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.
1909 · A Summer Capitol

Age 7

Besides farming and shipping with the trolley up to Ogden Valley, there was an effort to convince the state of Utah to have a summer capitol near the town of Huntsville. Even though it didn’t happen, the Ogden Rapid Transit Company extended the Trolley route to Huntsville, so others could vacation there.
1924 · The Egyptian Theater is Constructed

Age 22

"After the Arlington Hotel burnt down in 1923, Harman and Louis Peery devised a plan to build a grand theater like the Grand Opera House but with moving pictures. It was constructed after the manner of other famous theaters that were Egyptian-themed. The first feature played there was a silent film titled, ""Wanderer of the Wasteland"" and was accompanied by the famous pipe organ named, ""The Mighty Wurlitzer"". In 1951 the theater was renovated so that more people would be able to enjoy the films shown there. The theater exists today but only as a community theater and performing arts house."

Name Meaning

English: variant of Eggleston .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Gerald Eggleston in household of James W Eggleston, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Gerald W Eagleston in household of John E Reardon, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William G Eagleston, "United States Census, 1940"

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