Floyd Estley Denning

19 November 1897–29 October 1981 (Age 83)
Pullman, Ritchie, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Floyd Estley

When Floyd Estley Denning was born on 19 November 1897, in Pullman, Ritchie, West Virginia, United States, his father, William Martin Denning, was 23 and his mother, Minnie Blanche Knisely, was 20. He married Rissie Fannin on 17 June 1918, in Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in West Virginia, United States in 1892 and World in 1935. He died on 29 October 1981, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Roy City Cemetery, Roy, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Floyd Estley Denning
Rissie Fannin
Marriage: 17 June 1918
William Estly Denning
Dale Martin Denning
Floyd Lamar Denning
Hazel Laree Denning
Joyce Blanche Denning
Rissie Nadine Denning

Spouse and Children

17 June 1918
Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho, United States


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Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 9

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 22

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from an Old English personal name, Dynna.2 Irish: variant of Dineen .3 German: habitational name from Denning in Bavaria.

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

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Story Highlight

Floyd Denning - Master capenter

We were living in Salmon, Idaho when Dad took a job with the Forest Service. They taught him to be a carpenter. He became a very good carpenter.

Sources (3)

  • Floyd Ostley Dening, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Floyd Estly Denning, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Floyd Estly Denning, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"

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