Grace Stringham

26 August 1878–18 August 1973 (Age 94)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Grace

When Grace Stringham was born on 26 August 1878, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, her father, Philip Stringham, was 22 and her mother, Caroline Ann Crouch, was 23. She married Don Byron Colton on 17 June 1908, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States in 1935 and Salt Lake City Ward 4, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940. She died on 18 August 1973, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Don Byron Colton
1876–1952
Grace Stringham
1878–1973
Marriage: 17 June 1908
Mera Colton
1909–2008
Alice Colton
1913–2006
Don Sterling Colton
1914–1914
Glade Byron Colton
1916–1981
Gwen Mary Colton
1919–2015

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 June 1908Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (12)

    +7 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1880 · Uintah County was established
    Age 2
    On Feb 8th, 1880, Uintah county is established. Although Vernal is one of the most important cities in the county, it does not incorporate until later.
    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 3
    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
    1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor
    Age 25
    A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

    Name Meaning

    English (London): habitational name from Strensham (Worcestershire), recorded as Stringesham in 1328. The placename appears to derive from an Old English personal name Streng (genitive Strenges) + Old English hām ‘village, homestead’.

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

    Story Highlight

    Aunt Bea Taught Me to Work

    Growing up, I did chores at home and my Mom, Alice Mae Colton, gave all the children a job every Saturday plus we each had a regular turn doing the dishes. We would complain but it really wasn't much …

    Sources (31)

    • Grace Stringham in entry for Mera Colton, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
    • Grace Colton in household of Dan B Colton, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • *ance Stringham in entry for Joseph Grant Brazier and Mera Colton, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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