Leland Kirk Baxter

1923–1998 (Age 74)
Lindon, Utah, Utah, United States

The Life of Leland Kirk

When Leland Kirk Baxter was born on 2 December 1923, in Lindon, Utah, Utah, United States, his father, Elwood Morton Baxter, was 24 and his mother, Nona Kirk, was 22. He married Colleen May Daniels-Smoot on 23 June 1944, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He lived in Orem, Utah, Utah, United States in 1930 and Orem Election Precinct, Utah, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 11 February 1998, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Pleasant Grove City Cemetery, Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Leland Kirk Baxter
Colleen May Daniels-Smoot
Marriage: 23 June 1944

Spouse & Children

23 June 1944
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

Parents & Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 4

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1928 · The Tower Theater

Age 5

The Tower Theatre is a historic film theater operated by the Salt Lake Film Society. The theater presents independent films and is a venue for the Sundance Film Festival. It also presents classic films on occasional weekends and hosts a movie-rental library for those that want to expand their cinematic knowledge.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 21

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

Northern English and Scottish: occupational name from Old English bæcestre ‘baker’, variant (originally a feminine form) of bæcere ( see Baker ).

Possible Related Names

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

Story Highlight

Leland Kirk Baxter (2 December 1923 – 11 February 1998)

Leland Kirk Baxter passed away peacefully in Salt Lake City, February 11, 1998. Born on December 2, 1923 in Lindon, Utah to Elwood M. and Nona Kirk Baxter. He married Colleen Smoot on June 23, 1944 …

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Sources (3)

  • Leland Baxter in household of Elwood Baxter, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Leland Baxter in household of Elwood M Baxter, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Leland Kirk Baxter, "Utah, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1947"

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