Basil LeRoy Ockey

9 June 1893–11 September 1958 (Age 65)
Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States

The Life of Basil LeRoy

When Basil LeRoy Ockey was born on 9 June 1893, in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States, his father, George Jones Ockey, was 33 and his mother, Anna Eliza Jarrett, was 33. He married Nora Ford on 21 May 1918, in Globe, Gila, Arizona, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He died on 11 September 1958, in Bakersfield, Kern, California, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Shafter Cemetery, Shafter, Kern, California, United States.

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Basil LeRoy Ockey
Nora Ford
Marriage: 21 May 1918
Alice Vivian Ockey
Melba Ockey
Noreen Aevon Ockey

Spouse and Children

21 May 1918
Globe, Gila, Arizona, United States


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1896 · Utah Becomes a State

Age 3

After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition. This condition was that the new state rewrite their constitution to say that all forms of polygamy were banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.
1911 · The Salt Lake International Airport

Age 18

The Salt Lake International Airport starts its history as a small airfield. It slowly grew until Charles Lindbergh visited that area. After his visit, the airfield changed into a Municipal Airport and started being a hub for most flights from New York to California. After World War II, the airport turned into an international hub for most flights in the Mountain West. In recent history, It sees around 30 million travelers each year and continues to grow in popularity by the local residents.

Name Meaning

English (Somerset): apparently a habitational name from an unidentified place, probably in southern England.

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

Sources (3)

  • Basil Leroy Ockey, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Basil Leroy Ockey in household of Geo Ockey, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Basil Leroy Ockey, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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