Orson Mentzer Calder

Male17 May 1887–17 February 1944

Brief Life History of Orson Mentzer

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.

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Family Time Line

Orson Mentzer Calder
Fontella Stone
Marriage: 2 June 1920
Barbara Calder

Sources (29)

  • O. Mentzer Calder, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Orson Mentzer Calder, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
  • Orson Mintzer Calder, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 June 1920
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 3

    Death by suicide of van Gogh.

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

    Age 3

    This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

    1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

    Age 16

    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

    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.

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

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