Aften Leroy Cheney

20 August 1917–14 December 2003 (Age 86)
Redmesa, La Plata, Colorado, United States

The Life Summary of Aften Leroy

When Aften Leroy Cheney was born on 20 August 1917, in Redmesa, La Plata, Colorado, United States, his father, Franklin Eaton Cheney, was 21 and his mother, Chloe Hadden, was 19. He married Virginia Fern Tooley on 4 January 1940, in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States. He lived in La Plata, Colorado, United States in 1920. He died on 14 December 2003, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Eden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Aften Leroy Cheney
Virginia Fern Tooley
Marriage: 4 January 1940

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 January 1940Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States
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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.
    1920 · Farr Better Ice Cream
    Age 3
    The Farr Better Ice Cream Shop started as an ice harvesting business and became the first ice plant in a five state area. In March 1929 the ice plant started making its first ice cream with the original three flavors. The ice cream shop is one of the oldest continually operating ice cream shops in America.
    Age 24
    Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Chaney with the same etymology as in 2 below.French: topographic name for someone who lived by or in an oak wood, from Old French chesnai ‘oak grove’ (from chesne ‘oak’), or a habitational name from any of several places called (Le) Cheney, e.g. in Haute-Savoie, named with this word. Compare Chesney .French Canadian: altered form of French Chesnay or Chenay, topographic names with the same meaning and etymology as in 2 above, or habitational names from (Le) Chesnay or (Le) Chenay, names of several places in the northwestern part of France, based on Old French chesnai ‘oak grove’. Compare Chenette and Chenier 2.

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

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    Sources (19)

    • Alton L Cheeney in household of Frank Cheeney, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Aften L Cheney, "Arizona, County Marriages, 1871-1964"
    • Aften Leroy Cheney, "Colorado, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945"

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