Clarence Devan Tolman

19 October 1923–19 August 2003 (Age 79)
Oakley, Cassia, Idaho, United States

The Life of Clarence Devan

When Clarence Devan Tolman was born on 19 October 1923, in Oakley, Cassia, Idaho, United States, his father, Parley Lambert Tolman, was 35 and his mother, Lydia Vilate Tolman, was 33. He married Mary Madeline Gingell on 29 July 1949, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. He lived in World for about 5 years and Clearfield, Davis, Utah, United States for about 4 years. He died on 19 August 2003, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in West Point Memorial Cemetery, West Point, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Clarence Devan Tolman
Mary Madeline Gingell
Marriage: 29 July 1949

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29 July 1949
Logan, Cache, Utah, United States

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1924 · The Egyptian Theater is Constructed

Age 1

"After the Arlington Hotel burnt down in 1923, Harman and Louis Peery devised a plan to build a grand theater like the Grand Opera House but with moving pictures. It was constructed after the manner of other famous theaters that were Egyptian-themed. The first feature played there was a silent film titled, ""Wanderer of the Wasteland"" and was accompanied by the famous pipe organ named, ""The Mighty Wurlitzer"". In 1951 the theater was renovated so that more people would be able to enjoy the films shown there. The theater exists today but only as a community theater and performing arts house."
1927 · Land Covered in Dinosaur Fossils

Age 4

The quarry was originally found by sheepherders and cattlemen as they drove their animals through the area. The Department of Geology at the University of Utah soon visited the area and found 800 fossils of a variety of Dinosaurs from the Jurassic Era. Because of the proximity of the site to Cleveland, Utah, and because most of the expeditions were financed by Malcolm Lloyd, the site was later known as the Cleveland-Lloyd Quarry. In later years, Princeton college spent three summers at the site. They collected a total of 1,200 bones, part of which were sent back to the school and mounted to complete a full skeleton of an Allosaurus, Utah’s State Fossil. Over the years, excavations led to the collection of more than 12,000 fossils from the quarry. It was designated as a National Natural Landmark in 1965.
1950 · Utah's Second Largest City

Age 27

Ogden was known as the second largest city in Utah during the 1950s, but for most of the residents it was number one. It was just the right size to keep the privacy of the citizens, but was a robust busy city. It was the fastest growing city in Utah after the end of World War II and the Korean War.

Name Meaning

English (Devon): occupational name for a toll collector, from Middle English toll ‘tax’, ‘payment’ ( see Toller ) + man ‘man’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Clarence Tolman in household of Parley L Tolman, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Clarence Devan Tolman, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Clarence Devan Tolman in household of Parley Tolman, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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