Afton Vaughn Jolley

1 March 1926–15 January 1982 (Age 55)
Elberta, Utah, Utah, United States

The Life of Afton Vaughn

When Afton Vaughn Jolley was born on 1 March 1926, in Elberta, Utah, Utah, United States, her father, William Thomas Jolley, was 46 and her mother, Elizabeth Selina Melvina Knighton, was 37. She married Glen W Bryson on 10 October 1946, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. She died on 15 January 1982, in Roy, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Roy City Cemetery, Roy, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Glen W Bryson
1926–2018
Afton Vaughn Jolley
1926–1982
Marriage: 10 October 1946

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
10 October 1946
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1927

Age 1

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

Age 1

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.
1941

Age 15

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Jolly .

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

Possible Related Names

Story Highlight

Aunt Afton

Afton Bryson was my favorite aunt. She and my mother Alice Hendrickson, were sisters and best friends. When my mother had open heart surgery, I was sent to stay with aunt Afton. It was always a joy …

Sources (3)

  • Afton Voughn Jolley in household of William Tell Jolley, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Afton Von Jolley Bryson in household of Glen W Bryson, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Afton Vaughn Jolley Bryson in household of Glen W Bryson, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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