Leon Gambetta Dilley

19 Nov 1882 - 12 Mar 1976

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Leon Gambetta Dilley

19 Nov 1882 - 12 Mar 1976
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LEON GAMBETTA DILLEY Leon was born November 19, 1882 in Grove Township, Mercer county, Aledo, Illinois to Seth Morris and Flora Barbara Durling Dilley. He had blue eyes and brown hair and was about 5 ft 9 ½ in. Tall. He was the oldest of 3 children. His sister Nellie Maud Dilley was born January 25
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Leon Gambetta Dilley

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Valley View Memorial Park

4449 W 4100 S
West Valley, Salt Lake, Utah
United States

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Leon Gambetta Dilley

Contributor: MDSIMS Created: 4 years ago Updated: 4 years ago

LEON GAMBETTA DILLEY Leon was born November 19, 1882 in Grove Township, Mercer county, Aledo, Illinois to Seth Morris and Flora Barbara Durling Dilley. He had blue eyes and brown hair and was about 5 ft 9 ½ in. Tall. He was the oldest of 3 children. His sister Nellie Maud Dilley was born January 25, 1885 in Rock Island, Illinois and a brother Ruben Eugene Dilley was born October 24, 1898 in Oskosh, Nebraska when Leon was almost 16 years old. As they traveled west Leon worked at many odd jobs such as herding cattle for $5.00 a month and his chuck (room & board). That was a lot of money in those days and all he needed was his shirt, overalls and shoes and that’s all he had so they called him Johnny few clothes. When they moved to Chappell, Nebraska, he got a job on the railroad fence gang and went on to Hillside, Wyoming where his folks decided to come out and run the section boarding house. He was almost 17 years old so they got a minors release so he could work on the section with his father. After about 3 years he was laid off so he done some ranching during lambing and haying seasons and later went to work at the hospital in Cheyenne, Wyoming where he was the only male nurse. It was about 1 ½ years when he heard of a job at St. Johns Hospital in Ogden, Utah so he moved down there to work and about 3 months later he contacted typhoid fever and at about that same time Nell and Eugene were both sick with diphtheria. He later got a job at St. Marks Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah for a short time and then at the Midvale Smelter. It was around this time that he met Grace Ellen McSporran at the family boarding house in Midvale and they were married on September 11, 1906. He was 24 and she was 22 years old. Shortly after their marriage they moved to Bingham where he got a job at the Copperton Ore Mill. Over the years they became parents of 8 children, Norval Eugene, John Paul, Harold, Genevie Faye, Jack Ray, Frank Leon, Robert Morris, and Floretta Mary (Dorothy). Times were very hard so to help feed his family he would raise a large garden all by hand and store it in a vegetable pit for winter as well as sell a few to neighbors. One of his neighbors cleared out some trees and gave them to him so he planted an appl, an apricot and some plum trees and then the kids brought home a big silver leaf popular and he wasn’t too excited at planting it so he planted it upside down hoping it wouldn’t grow and it become the giant in the back yard and still holds many initials. Grace passed away on May 8, 1958 and even though he was heart broken he made a life for himself and stayed in the same little house next to Norval and family. They were very good to check on him and take him places because he never owned or drove a car or had a telephone. He loved to have company drop in to play pinocle with him, a son or grandson or grandson-in-law. He always had a sense of humor and got a real bang out of things the grandkids and great grandkids said. Whenever you stopped by he’d offer you a bottle of pop or a goodie. Leon worked at Bingham, Utah for a while in Arizona, and at the Magna Mill for Kennecott Copper totaling about fifty years service by the time he retired on May 8, 1958 at age 76. In his last few years his legs gave out on him and he used a wheel chair to get around. He stayed at the Golden Manor rest home for just over one year when he contacted pneumonia and died on March 12, 1976. Taken from writings by Leon, marriage and death certificates and conversation with Norval, Genevie and Robert. By Granddaughter Bonnie Jean Dilley Batt.

Leon Gambetta Dilley

Contributor: kblack Created: 4 years ago Updated: 1 year ago

LEON GAMBETTA DILLEY Leon was born November 19, 1882 in Grove Township, Mercer county, Aledo, Illinois to Seth Morris and Flora Barbara Durling Dilley. He had blue eyes and brown hair and was about 5 ft 9 ½ in. Tall. He was the oldest of 3 children. His sister Nellie Maud Dilley was born January 25, 1885 in Rock Island, Illinois and a brother Ruben Eugene Dilley was born October 24, 1898 in Oskosh, Nebraska when Leon was almost 16 years old. As they traveled west Leon worked at many odd jobs such as herding cattle for $5.00 a month and his chuck (room & board). That was a lot of money in those days and all he needed was his shirt, overalls and shoes and that’s all he had so they called him Johnny few clothes. When they moved to Chappell, Nebraska, he got a job on the railroad fence gang and went on to Hillside, Wyoming where his folks decided to come out and run the section boarding house. He was almost 17 years old so they got a minors release so he could work on the section with his father. After about 3 years he was laid off so he done some ranching during lambing and haying seasons and later went to work at the hospital in Cheyenne, Wyoming where he was the only male nurse. It was about 1 ½ years when he heard of a job at St. Johns Hospital in Ogden, Utah so he moved down there to work and about 3 months later he contacted typhoid fever and at about that same time Nell and Eugene were both sick with diphtheria. He later got a job at St. Marks Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah for a short time and then at the Midvale Smelter. It was around this time that he met Grace Ellen McSporran at the family boarding house in Midvale and they were married on September 11, 1906. He was 24 and she was 22 years old. Shortly after their marriage they moved to Bingham where he got a job at the Copperton Ore Mill. Over the years they became parents of 8 children, Norval Eugene, John Paul, Harold, Genevie Faye, Jack Ray, Frank Leon, Robert Morris, and Floretta Mary (Dorothy). Times were very hard so to help feed his family he would raise a large garden all by hand and store it in a vegetable pit for winter as well as sell a few to neighbors. One of his neighbors cleared out some trees and gave them to him so he planted an appl, an apricot and some plum trees and then the kids brought home a big silver leaf popular and he wasn’t too excited at planting it so he planted it upside down hoping it wouldn’t grow and it become the giant in the back yard and still holds many initials. Grace passed away on May 8, 1958 and even though he was heart broken he made a life for himself and stayed in the same little house next to Norval and family. They were very good to check on him and take him places because he never owned or drove a car or had a telephone. He loved to have company drop in to play pinocle with him, a son or grandson or grandson-in-law. He always had a sense of humor and got a real bang out of things the grandkids and great grandkids said. Whenever you stopped by he’d offer you a bottle of pop or a goodie. Leon worked at Bingham, Utah for a while in Arizona, and at the Magna Mill for Kennecott Copper totaling about fifty years service by the time he retired on May 8, 1958 at age 76. In his last few years his legs gave out on him and he used a wheel chair to get around. He stayed at the Golden Manor rest home for just over one year when he contacted pneumonia and died on March 12, 1976. Taken from writings by Leon, marriage and death certificates and conversation with Norval, Genevie and Robert. By Granddaughter Bonnie Jean Dilley Batt.

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1882
Leon Gambetta Dilley was born on 19 Nov 1882
Leon Gambetta Dilley was 10 years old when Electrical engineer Nikola Tesla gives the first public demonstration of radio in St. Louis, Missouri. Nikola Tesla was a Serbian American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist who is best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system.
Leon Gambetta Dilley was 21 years old when The Wright brothers make their first attempt to fly with the Wright Flyer at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. The Wright brothers, Orville and Wilbur, were two American aviators, engineers, inventors, and aviation pioneers who are generally credited with inventing, building, and flying the world's first successful airplane. They made the first controlled, sustained flight of a powered, heavier-than-air aircraft on December 17, 1903, four miles south of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. In 1904–05 the brothers developed their flying machine into the first practical fixed-wing aircraft. Although not the first to build experimental aircraft, the Wright brothers were the first to invent aircraft controls that made fixed-wing powered flight possible.
Leon Gambetta Dilley was 29 years old when The British passenger liner RMS Titanic sinks in the North Atlantic at 2:20 a.m., two hours and forty minutes after hitting an iceberg. Only 710 of 2,227 passengers and crew on board survive. RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean in the early hours of 15 April 1912, after colliding with an iceberg during its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City. There were an estimated 2,224 passengers and crew aboard, and more than 1,500 died, making it one of the deadliest commercial peacetime maritime disasters in modern history. RMS Titanic was the largest ship afloat at the time it entered service and was the second of three Olympic-class ocean liners operated by the White Star Line. It was built by the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast. Thomas Andrews, her architect, died in the disaster.
Leon Gambetta Dilley was 46 years old when Walt Disney character Mickey Mouse premieres in his first cartoon, "Plane Crazy". Walter Elias Disney was an American entrepreneur, animator, voice actor and film producer. A pioneer of the American animation industry, he introduced several developments in the production of cartoons. As a film producer, Disney holds the record for most Academy Awards earned by an individual, having won 22 Oscars from 59 nominations. He was presented with two Golden Globe Special Achievement Awards and an Emmy Award, among other honors. Several of his films are included in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress.
Leon Gambetta Dilley was 57 years old when World War II: Nazi Germany and Slovakia invade Poland, beginning the European phase of World War II. World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all of the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most global war in history; it directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. In a state of total war, the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, blurring the distinction between civilian and military resources. World War II was the deadliest conflict in human history, marked by 50 to 85 million fatalities, most of whom were civilians in the Soviet Union and China. It included massacres, the genocide of the Holocaust, strategic bombing, premeditated death from starvation and disease and the only use of nuclear weapons in war.
Leon Gambetta Dilley was 63 years old when World War II: Nagasaki is devastated when an atomic bomb, Fat Man, is dropped by the United States B-29 Bockscar. Thirty-five thousand people are killed outright, including 23,200-28,200 Japanese war workers, 2,000 Korean forced workers, and 150 Japanese soldiers. Nagasaki is the capital and the largest city of Nagasaki Prefecture on the island of Kyushu in Japan. The city's name, 長崎, means "long cape" in Japanese. Nagasaki became a centre of colonial Portuguese and Dutch influence in the 16th through 19th centuries, and the Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region have been recognized and included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Part of Nagasaki was home to a major Imperial Japanese Navy base during the First Sino-Japanese War and Russo-Japanese War.
Leon Gambetta Dilley was 73 years old when Disneyland Hotel opens to the public in Anaheim, California. The Disneyland Hotel is a resort hotel located at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, owned by the Walt Disney Company and operated through its Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products division. Opened on October 5, 1955, as a motor inn owned and operated by Jack Wrather under an agreement with Walt Disney, the hotel was the first to officially bear the Disney name. Under Wrather's ownership, the hotel underwent several expansions and renovations over the years before being acquired by Disney in 1988. The hotel was downsized to its present capacity in 1999 as part of the Disneyland Resort expansion.
Leon Gambetta Dilley was 87 years old when During the Apollo 11 mission, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the Moon. Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that landed the first two people on the Moon. Mission commander Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin, both American, landed the lunar module Eagle on July 20, 1969, at 20:17 UTC. Armstrong became the first person to step onto the lunar surface six hours after landing on July 21 at 02:56:15 UTC; Aldrin joined him about 20 minutes later. They spent about two and a quarter hours together outside the spacecraft, and collected 47.5 pounds (21.5 kg) of lunar material to bring back to Earth. Michael Collins piloted the command module Columbia alone in lunar orbit while they were on the Moon's surface. Armstrong and Aldrin spent 21.5 hours on the lunar surface before rejoining Columbia in lunar orbit.
Leon Gambetta Dilley died on 12 Mar 1976 at the age of 93
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