Leland Jay Mecham

26 November 1917–21 October 2007 (Age 89)
Lockerby, San Juan, Utah, United States

The Life of Leland Jay

When Leland Jay Mecham was born on 26 November 1917, in Lockerby, San Juan, Utah, United States, his father, Moroni Leonidus Mecham, was 34 and his mother, Jessie Bernice Peterson, was 32. He lived in Globe, Gila, Arizona, United States in 1935 and Supervisorial District 3, Gila, Arizona, United States in 1940. He died on 21 October 2007, in Tucumcari, Quay, New Mexico, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Tucumcari, Quay, New Mexico, United States.

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Leland Jay Mecham
1917–2007
Mary Watt (Sandy) Lutz
1920–2004

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World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

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.
1921 · One of The Oldest Coasters in the World

Age 4

Utah is home to one of the oldest coasters in the world that is still operational. The Roller Coaster, at Lagoon Amusement park, is listed number 5.
1941

Age 24

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Variant of English Meacham .

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

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Story Highlight

Jessie Bernice Peterson Mecham story as told by Maxina Ellalee Mecham Corey, her daughter

This is Bernice Peterson Mecham’s story. Bernice was about five feet ten inches, taller than most men, had Brown hair, intelligent and educated. She was a teacher and was unusual for her time becaus …

Sources (3)

  • Leland Mecham in household of Lee Mecham, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Leland Mecham in household of Leonilas Mecham, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Leland Mecham in household of Lee Mecham, "United States Census, 1930"

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