When Orson Mentzer Calder was born on 17 May 1887, in Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Orson Bennion Calder, was 25 and his mother, Catherine Snedaker, was 24. He married Fontella Stone on 2 June 1920. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He immigrated to Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States in 1913 and lived in Election Precinct 3 South Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 17 February 1944, in Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Vernal Memorial Park, Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States.
Scottish: habitational name from any of the places called Calder in Midlothian and Caithness, or Cawdor in Nairnshire.
English: perhaps a habitational name from Calder in Cumbria, named from the river on which it stands (probably a British name, from Welsh caled ‘hard, violent’ + dwfr ‘water, stream’). However, the modern surname in England seems to be of Scottish origin, rather than from the Cumbrian placename.
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