George Francis Despain

21 September 1869–14 May 1946 (Age 76)
Granite, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of George Francis

When George Francis Despain was born on 21 September 1869, in Granite, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Solomon Joseph Despain, was 45 and his mother, Susan Dean, was 25. He married Prudence Georgia Butler on 20 September 1899, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and World for about 26 years. He died on 14 May 1946, in Granite, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Murray, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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George Francis Despain
Prudence Georgia Butler
Marriage: 20 September 1899
George Eugene Despain
Mabel Leone Despain
La Vaughn Despain
LeRoy Despain
Genevie Butler Despain
Wayne Butler Despain
Beryl Butler Despain
Harold Butler DeSpain

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 September 1899Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 1
    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
    1870 · The South Cottonwood Post Office
    Age 1
    The South Cottonwood Post Office was established in 1870.
    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act
    Age 21
    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.

    Name Meaning

    Altered form of French Despaigne: from Old French d'Espaigne ‘from Spain’, used as an ethnic name for a Spaniard or as a nickname for someone who had some connections with Spain. This surname was brought to North America in the 18th century from England by descendant(s) of French immigrant(s). Today it is virtually non-existing in Britain and the surname Despaigne is very rare in France (it is found mainly in Loire-Atlantique).

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

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    Fred's High School Years

    After graduating from the eighth grade, (which was a big occasion) I started at Jordan High School that fall. Jordan High was located in Sandy which was five miles away. We traveled to school in a cov …

    Sources (56)

    • George Francis Despain in entry for Genevie Despain, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
    • George F Despain, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Geo F in entry for Le Roy Despain and Madeline Mooney, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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