Helen La Ree Wright

Female21 October 1910–11 September 1994

Brief Life History of Helen La Ree

When Helen La Ree Wright was born on 21 October 1910, in Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, her father, Elmer Wright, was 22 and her mother, Elizabeth Lilly Hamilton, was 23. She married Harris Wilford Bennion on 20 August 1945, in Kaysville, Davis, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Election Precinct 3, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1920. She died on 11 September 1994, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Holladay Memorial Park, Holladay, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Harris Wilford Bennion
Helen La Ree Wright
Marriage: 20 August 1945
Helen Linda Bennion

Sources (22)

  • Helen Laree Wright, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914" (1910)
  • Helen Laree Wright Bennion in household of Harris Wilford Bennion, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Helen Wright in entry for Helen Linda Bennion, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964" (1951)

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  • Marriage
    20 August 1945Kaysville, Davis, Utah, United States
  • Children (1)

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    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)

    1911 · The Salt Lake Airport

    Age 1

    The site for the Salt Lake International Airport started as a desolate area of the Valley that was originally used to herd sheep. A cinder-covered landing strip was subsequently created for the Great International Aviation Carnival that was held later in that same year. It brought many pioneers of the aviation industry. Aviator Glenn H. Curtiss brought his newly invented Seaplane to the carnival and demonstrated it to the public by taking off from the Great Salt Lake. 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 travelers to and from Utah. It became a hub for Delta Air Lines after its merger with Western Airlines.

    1912 · The Girl Scouts

    Age 2

    Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.


    Age 22

    Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: occupational name for a craftsman or maker of machinery, mostly in wood, of any of a wide range of kinds, from Middle English and Older Scots wriht, wright, wricht, writh, write (Old English wyrhta, wryhta) ‘craftsman’, especially ‘carpenter, joiner’. The term is found in various combinations (for example, Cartwright and Wainwright ), but when used in isolation it often referred to a builder of windmills or watermills. This surname is also very common among African Americans.

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

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