Loretta Maynes

9 February 1923–19 December 2003 (Age 80)
Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United States

The Life of Loretta

When Loretta Maynes was born on 9 February 1923, in Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United States, her father, Alfred Samuel Maynes, was 33 and her mother, Martha Ann Baldwin, was 29. She married Lester Harold Thomson on 24 February 1943, in King, Washington, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in World for about 10 years. She died on 19 December 2003, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Lester Harold Thomson
Loretta Maynes
Marriage: 24 February 1943
Dayl Allan Thomson

Spouse and Children

24 February 1943
King, Washington, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 4

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1927 · Land Covered in Dinosaur Fossils

Age 4

The quarry was originally found by sheepherders and cattlemen as they drove their animals through the area. The Department of Geology at the University of Utah soon visited the area and found 800 fossils of a variety of Dinosaurs from the Jurassic Era. Because of the proximity of the site to Cleveland, Utah, and because most of the expeditions were financed by Malcolm Lloyd, the site was later known as the Cleveland-Lloyd Quarry. In later years, Princeton college spent three summers at the site. They collected a total of 1,200 bones, part of which were sent back to the school and mounted to complete a full skeleton of an Allosaurus, Utah’s State Fossil. Over the years, excavations led to the collection of more than 12,000 fossils from the quarry. It was designated as a National Natural Landmark in 1965.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 21

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Maghnuis ( see McManus ).

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

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Story Highlight

Loretta Maynes Thomson obit

On Friday, December 19, 2003, a Final Release was received by Loretta Maynes Smith. After a courageous battle with cancer, she passed away peacefully in Provo, Utah. She will be fondly remembered as a …

Sources (3)

  • Loretta Maynes Thomson in household of Lester Harold Thomson, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Loretta Maynes Thomson in household of Lester Harold Thomson, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Loretta Maynes in household of Alfred S Maynes, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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