Ross Cameron Sydenham

19 Mar 1929 - 26 Aug 2011


Ross Cameron Sydenham

19 Mar 1929 - 26 Aug 2011
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Ross Cameron Sydenham


Riverside Thomas Cemetery

939-949 State Highway 39
Blackfoot, Bingham, Idaho
United States

J.R. Hughlett

October 8, 2013


July 29, 2013

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Cameron’s conversion to the gospel

Contributor: J.R. Hughlett Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

We lived in Carson City Nevada about 1955. Mom and dad (Cameron and Sadie) Karen - 5 yrs, Curt - 3 yrs, Steve - 2 yrs, and Janean a baby. We lived in an apartment of sorts called “Vets Housing”. It consisted of basically two rooms and a bathroom. One room was a living room/kitchen combination. The other room was a bedroom which we all slept in - the kids had a bunk bed. Dad worked for Bell Telephone Co. as a lineman - he would climb up and down the telephone poles doing whatever work was required. Mother was a member of the church already but not dad. Church members would talk to dad about the gospel but at the time, he was not interested. One of the church members was a man named Sterling McNight. He befriended dad quite a bit while we lived in Carson City. The children didn’t go to primary very often nor did we attend church. Mother and dad bought a little house which was moved onto an existing foundation in Carson City. It was a little house but bigger than Vets housing apartment. At that time, dad did side jobs of roofing houses in addition to working for the telephone company. Mother loved this house but we didnt get to live in it very long as dad got transferred to Reno, Nevada. We sold the little house, moved to a rental house in Sparks, Nevada and waited until our brand new 3 bedroom house on 1440 Prospect Ave was completed. (We were so excited about this house because it had a dishwasher in it!!!). A man named “Pop” Hollaman became our friend and especially dad’s friend. Dad eventually accepted the gospel and was baptized and confirmed the same day as Karen when she was 8 yrs. old. I -Karen, remember the water was very cold. We were baptized in the font at the old Prater Way building. That building was remodeled years later and the font was removed. A year after dad was baptized, he took mother, me, Curt, Steve, Janean and Susan to the Salt Lake Temple to be sealed. Dad was a faithful church member. He served at anything he was asked to do - even when he was called to be Bishop and he didn’t want to have that responsibility. He accepted anyway and served faithfully. I believe he was a Bishop twice in the Sparks area. He also served as a counselor to other bishops as well as served as a scout master and on the high council for our stake and a variety of other assignments. He fell in love with genealogy. He would get his records out every Sunday, spread out his work on the kitchen table and began writing letters and filling out pedigree forms as he found family members. He continued genealogy work throughout his life. He and mother served as missionaries at the genealogy library in Salt Lake City. He tried to introduced the gospel to his mother and sister, Margaret, but they weren’t interested. (Written by Karen Sydenham Leatham March 2018.)

Life timeline of Ross Cameron Sydenham

Ross Cameron Sydenham was born on 19 Mar 1929
Ross Cameron Sydenham was 2 years old when Great Depression: In a State of the Union message, U.S. President Herbert Hoover proposes a $150 million (equivalent to $2,197,000,000 in 2017) public works program to help generate jobs and stimulate the economy. The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, beginning in the United States. The timing of the Great Depression varied across nations; in most countries it started in 1929 and lasted until the late-1930s. It was the longest, deepest, and most widespread depression of the 20th century. In the 21st century, the Great Depression is commonly used as an example of how far the world's economy can decline.
Ross Cameron Sydenham was 16 years old when World War II: Hiroshima, Japan is devastated when the atomic bomb "Little Boy" is dropped by the United States B-29 Enola Gay. Around 70,000 people are killed instantly, and some tens of thousands die in subsequent years from burns and radiation poisoning. 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.
Ross Cameron Sydenham was 24 years old when Jonas Salk announced the successful test of his polio vaccine on a small group of adults and children (vaccination pictured). Jonas Edward Salk was an American medical researcher and virologist. He discovered and developed one of the first successful polio vaccines. Born in New York City, he attended New York University School of Medicine, later choosing to do medical research instead of becoming a practicing physician. In 1939, after earning his medical degree, Salk began an internship as a physician scientist at Mount Sinai Hospital. Two years later he was granted a fellowship at the University of Michigan, where he would study flu viruses with his mentor Thomas Francis, Jr.
Ross Cameron Sydenham was 36 years old when Martin Luther King Jr. received the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolence. Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1954 until his death in 1968. Born in Atlanta, King is best known for advancing civil rights through nonviolence and civil disobedience, tactics his Christian beliefs and the nonviolent activism of Mahatma Gandhi helped inspire.
Ross Cameron Sydenham was 43 years old when Munich massacre: Nine Israeli athletes die (along with a German policeman) at the hands of the Palestinian "Black September" terrorist group after being taken hostage at the Munich Olympic Games. Two other Israeli athletes were slain in the initial attack the previous day. The Munich massacre was an attack during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany, in which the Palestinian terrorist group Black September took eleven Israeli Olympic team members hostage and killed them along with a West German police officer.
Ross Cameron Sydenham was 61 years old when Cold War: Fall of the Berlin Wall: East Germany opens checkpoints in the Berlin Wall, allowing its citizens to travel to West Berlin. The Berlin Wall was a guarded concrete barrier that physically and ideologically divided Berlin from 1961 to 1989. Constructed by the German Democratic Republic, starting on 13 August 1961, the Wall cut off West Berlin from virtually all of surrounding East Germany and East Berlin until government officials opened it in November 1989. Its demolition officially began on 13 June 1990 and finished in 1992. The barrier included guard towers placed along large concrete walls, accompanied by a wide area that contained anti-vehicle trenches, "fakir beds" and other defenses. The Eastern Bloc portrayed the Wall as protecting its population from fascist elements conspiring to prevent the "will of the people" in building a socialist state in East Germany.
Ross Cameron Sydenham was 65 years old when The Rwandan genocide begins when the aircraft carrying Rwandan president Juvénal Habyarimana and Burundian president Cyprien Ntaryamira is shot down. The Rwandan genocide, also known as the genocide against the Tutsi, was a genocidal mass slaughter of Tutsi in Rwanda by members of the Hutu majority government. An estimated 500,000 to 1,000,000 Rwandans were killed during the 100-day period from 7 April to mid-July 1994, constituting as many as 70% of the Tutsi population. Additionally, 30% of the Pygmy Batwa were killed. The genocide and widespread slaughter of Rwandans ended when the Tutsi-backed and heavily armed Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) led by Paul Kagame took control of the country. An estimated 2,000,000 Rwandans, mostly Hutus, were displaced and became refugees.
Ross Cameron Sydenham was 73 years old when The September 11 attacks, a series of coordinated suicide attacks killing 2,996 people using four aircraft hijacked by 19 members of al-Qaeda. Two aircraft crash into the World Trade Center in New York City, a third crashes into The Pentagon in Arlington County, Virginia, and a fourth into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The September 11 attacks were a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda against the United States on the morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001. The attacks killed 2,996 people, injured over 6,000 others, and caused at least $10 billion in infrastructure and property damage. Additional people died of 9/11-related cancer and respiratory diseases in the months and years following the attacks.
Ross Cameron Sydenham died on 26 Aug 2011 at the age of 82
Grave record for Ross Cameron Sydenham (19 Mar 1929 - 26 Aug 2011), BillionGraves Record 5456596 Blackfoot, Bingham, Idaho, United States