Beverly Orton

28 January 1930–17 April 2002 (Age 72)
Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States

The Life of Beverly

When Beverly Orton was born on 28 January 1930, in Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States, her father, Claude Taylor Orton, was 25 and her mother, Ruby Mortensen, was 23. She married Verl Eugene Taylor on 19 April 1951. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Parowan Election Precinct, Iron, Utah, United States in 1940. She died on 17 April 2002, in Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States.

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Verl Eugene Taylor
Beverly Orton
Marriage: 19 April 1951
Laurie Taylor

Spouse and Children

19 April 1951


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 1

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1931 · The Hogle Zoo

Age 1

Being supported through Salt Lake City taxes, the Hogle Zoo has been at its present location at the mouth of Emigration Canyon since 1931 on land donated by Mr. and Mrs. James A. Hogle. In 1936, the zoo purchased Princess Alice, an elephant, from a traveling circus. She gave birth to the first elephant born in Utah. His name was Prince Utah and he died at eleven months old. Current exhibits include various birds, mammals, and reptiles from around the world.
1949 · NATO is Established

Age 19

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is an alliance between 29 North American and European countries. The agreement of the alliance is to help defend each other if attacked by an external country. The last country to enter was Montenegro in 2017.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: habitational name from any of various places called Orton. All those in England share a second element from Old English tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’, but the first element in each case is more difficult to determine. Examples in Cambridgeshire and Warwickshire are on the banks of rivers, so that there it is probably Old English ōfer ‘riverbank’; in other cases it is impossible to decide between ofer ‘ridge’ and ufera ‘upper’. Orton in Cumbria is probably formed with the Old Norse byname Orri ‘black-cock’ (the male black grouse). Orton near Fochabers, Scotland, is of uncertain etymology.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Beverly Orton in household of Claude Orton, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Beverly Orton in household of Claud T Orton, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Beverly Or Verl Taylor in entry for Eugene Mortensen Orton, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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