Leo Bringhurst

Male23 January 1897–23 July 1975

Brief Life History of Leo

When Leo Bringhurst was born on 23 January 1897, in Toquerville, Washington, Utah, United States, his father, William Augustus Bringhurst, was 57 and his mother, Mary Janette Stapley, was 31. He married Hilda Hall on 10 December 1925, in St. George Utah Temple, St. George, Washington, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He immigrated to Vermont, United States in 1895 and lived in Washington, Utah, United States for about 20 years and Toquerville Election Precinct, Washington, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 23 July 1975, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Toquerville Cemetery, Toquerville, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Leo Bringhurst
Hilda Hall
Marriage: 10 December 1925
Eldon Hall Bringhurst
Melva Bringhurst
Luzon Bringhurst

Sources (51)

  • Leo Bringhurst in household of Mary J Bringhurst, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Leo Bringhurst, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
  • Leo Bringhurst, "Utah, World War I County Draft Board Registers, Name Index, 1917-1918"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 December 1925St. George Utah Temple, St. George, Washington, Utah, United States
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

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    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.

    1899 · The Salt Palace Convention Center

    Age 2

    The original Salt Palace was built in 1899 and It stood on 900 South, between State Street and Main Street. The Salt Palace was a frame structure covered in large pieces of rock salt, which gave it its name. The Salt Palace was destroyed by fire on August 29, 1910 and was replaced by the Majestic Hall. This Hall only lasted for a while during the remodel of the Salt Palace. The Salt Palace served as the Olympic Media Center during the 2002 Winter Olympics. Salt Lake Comic Con has been held at the Salt Palace Convention Center since September 2013.

    1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

    Age 21

    To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: habitational name from a place in Leicestershire, England, called Bringhurst. This was named in Old English with Brȳninga + hyrst ‘wooded hill’, i.e. ‘wooded hill on lands associated with someone called Brȳni’. This surname is rare in Britain.

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

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    Leo Bringhurst

    STORY OF MY LIFE LEO BRINGHURST I was born in Toquerville, Washington county, Utah, the 23rd of January 1897. My mother, Mary J. Stanley, was one of the first white children born here, as the …

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