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