Rayola Pearce

24 October 1915–11 July 1988 (Age 72)
St. George, Washington, Utah, United States

The Life of Rayola

When Rayola Pearce was born on 24 October 1915, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States, her father, Thomas Harrison Pearce, was 38 and her mother, Emily Lewis McAllister, was 34. She married Elmer George Anderson on 16 November 1935, in Washington, Utah, United States. She lived in Cedar City Election Precinct, Iron, Utah, United States in 1940. She died on 11 July 1988, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Saint George City Cemetery, St. George, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Bladen Thomas Leigh
1913–1983
Rayola Pearce
1915–1988
Marriage: 12 December 1952

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
12 December 1952
Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

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.
1928 · Fire in the Temple

Age 13

In November of 1928, there was a fire that destroyed the annex of the St. George Temple.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 20

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

Welsh, English, and Irish: variant spelling of Pierce .

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

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Story Highlight

Partial Unfinished Life history written by Rayola

The below document is the beginning of a history written by Rayola Pearce just a year or two before her death. The original is in her own handwriting and it is in my possession – Thomas Harrison Ander …

Sources (3)

  • Rayola Pearce Leigh in household of Bladen Thomas Leigh, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Rayola Pearce Leigh in household of Bladen Thomas Leigh, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Rayola Pearce Anderson in household of Elmer George Anderson, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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