Irene Hilton Woodward

11 March 1908–20 August 1979 (Age 71)
Wellsville, Cache, Utah, United States

The Life of Irene Hilton

When Irene Hilton Woodward was born on 11 March 1908, in Wellsville, Cache, Utah, United States, her father, John Baugh Woodward, was 24 and her mother, Winifred Lottie Hilton, was 25. She married Sterling May on 3 July 1930, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. She died on 20 August 1979, in Bellevue, King, Washington, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Baker City, Baker, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

Sterling May
1900–1958
Irene Hilton Woodward
1908–1979
Marriage: 3 July 1930

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
3 July 1930
Logan, Cache, Utah, United States

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1909 · Rainbow Bridge is Discovered

Age 1

Until 1909, this natural wonder was not known to the outside world. Two separate exploration parties – one headed by University of Utah Dean Byron Cummings, and another by government surveyor, W.B. Douglass – began searching for the legendary span. Eventually, they combined efforts. Paiute guides Nasja Begay and Jim Mike led an exploration party in the south east corner of Utah, along with trader and explorer John Wetherill. Coming down what is now Bridge Canyon, the party saw Rainbow Bridge for the first time. The next year, President Taft proclaimed the newly found structure a National Monument. Theodore Roosevelt and Zane Grey were among the first visitors to see the Monument. The trail they took is no longer passable for horses but is now a trailhead for hikers that want to visit the bridge. Rainbow Bridge receives thousands of visitors each year but, the National Park Service asks visitors to be respectful of its significance to the people who have long held Rainbow Bridge sacred.
1927

Age 19

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

English:1. occupational name for a forester employed to look after the trees and game in a forest, Middle English woodward (from the Old English elements mentioned at 2). 2. perhaps also from an Old English personal name Wuduweard, composed of the elements wudu ‘wood’ + weard ‘guardian’, ‘protector’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Irena Woodward May in household of Sterling May, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Irene Woodward May in household of Sterling May, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Irene Woodward May in household of Sterling May, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"

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