Elsie Taylor Lessey

5 October 1905–14 January 1996 (Age 90)
Rigby, Jefferson, Idaho, United States

The Life of Elsie

When Elsie Taylor Lessey was born on 5 October 1905, in Rigby, Jefferson, Idaho, United States, her father, Truman Lessey, was 31 and her mother, Mary Eveline Taylor, was 29. She married Orville Clarence Hinckley on 1 May 1937, in Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Kane, Utah, United States in 1935 and Election Precinct 1 East Moab, Grand, Utah, United States in 1940. She died on 14 January 1996, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Orville Clarence Hinckley
Elsie Taylor Lessey
Marriage: 1 May 1937
Dan Kember Hinckley
Alice Jean Hinckley

Spouse and Children

1 May 1937
Salt Lake, Utah, United States


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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1908 · Utah's First National Monument

Age 3

Natural Bridges National Monument was designated a National Monument in 1908 by President Theodore Roosevelt. It is Utah’s first National Monument but didn’t get many visitors until after the uranium boom of the 1950s. Today the Monument and its park became the first International Dark Sky Park certified by the International Dark-Sky Association.

Age 24

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: occupational name for a tailor, from Old French tailleur (Late Latin taliator, from taliare ‘to cut’). The surname is extremely common in Britain and Ireland, and its numbers have been swelled by its adoption as an Americanized form of the numerous equivalent European names, most of which are also very common among Ashkenazic Jews, for example Schneider , Szabó , and Portnov .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elsie Hinkley in household of Orville O Hinkley, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Elsie or Lessey Hinckley in household of Orville Chrence Hinckley, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Elsie Lessey Hinckley in household of Orville Clarence Hinckley, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"

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