Willard Edward Utley

9 Dec 1902 - 1 Apr 1974


Willard Edward Utley

9 Dec 1902 - 1 Apr 1974
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Willard Edward Utley

Married: 10 Aug 1933

Benjamin Cemetery

8435 S 3200 W
Benjamin, Utah, Utah
United States


July 9, 2011


July 7, 2011

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Memories from Barbra Schaffer, Willard's daughter

Contributor: afoley Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

He was called Bill & little Wid. In Salt Lake he went to butcher school & he learned to be a butcher and he also went into hair cutting and he worked making money with those skills. Went to Steven heniger Business school. He was a math wiz. When he was buying cows for the farm he told the sales lady who was ringing up the total that the total she gave was wrong. When telling her, she said "the adding machine is never wrong" & then she checked. He was correct in adding thus huge number in his head and she found the error upon checking. In Construction he helped build the north rim road if the grand canyon. He helped supply concrete for boulder damn, NV His mom & dad owned a grocery store & his mom would make jello for samples so people would know if they wanted it. When people tasted it, they always bought some! Played bango & harmonica at the same time. Both he played in the band- Shady Dell dance hall in Joseph near sevier. He could move the harmonica around in his mouth while he played the bango. Lizzie went to a dance & met him in Joseph they later were married. In Colton, CA  he built a house on Stevenson street. They lived in the garage house while they built the stucco house. They had 40 acres & they farmed watermelons to make money. Dwight & Lamont were born in that house. Barbara was born in the Loma Linda hospital CA To move from CA to UT, they piled all the stuff in the truck & covered it with a tarp & on top of all this was sitting Dwight,  Lamont & the dog and cat.

Life timeline of Willard Edward Utley

Willard Edward Utley was born on 9 Dec 1902
Willard Edward Utley was 14 years old when Tsar Nicholas II of Russia was forced to abdicate in the February Revolution, ending three centuries of Romanov rule. Nicholas II or Nikolai II, known as Saint Nicholas in the Russian Orthodox Church, was the last Emperor of Russia, ruling from 1 November 1894 until his forced abdication on 15 March 1917. His reign saw the fall of the Russian Empire from one of the foremost great powers of the world to economic and military collapse. He was given the nickname Nicholas the Bloody or Vile Nicholas by his political adversaries due to the Khodynka Tragedy, anti-Semitic pogroms, Bloody Sunday, the violent suppression of the 1905 Russian Revolution, the executions of political opponents, and his perceived responsibility for the Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905). Soviet historians portray Nicholas as a weak and incompetent leader whose decisions led to military defeats and the deaths of millions of his subjects.
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Willard Edward Utley was 27 years old when Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 500 home runs in his career with a home run at League Park in Cleveland, Ohio. George Herman "Babe" Ruth Jr. was an American professional baseball player whose career in Major League Baseball (MLB) spanned 22 seasons, from 1914 through 1935. Nicknamed "The Bambino" and "The Sultan of Swat", he began his MLB career as a stellar left-handed pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, but achieved his greatest fame as a slugging outfielder for the New York Yankees. Ruth established many MLB batting records, including career home runs (714), runs batted in (RBIs) (2,213), bases on balls (2,062), slugging percentage (.690), and on-base plus slugging (OPS) (1.164); the latter two still stand as of 2018. Ruth is regarded as one of the greatest sports heroes in American culture and is considered by many to be the greatest baseball player of all time. In 1936, Ruth was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame as one of its "first five" inaugural members.
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Willard Edward Utley was 28 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.
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Willard Edward Utley was 39 years old when World War II: Nazi Germany invades the Soviet Union in Operation Barbarossa. Nazi Germany is the common English name for Germany between 1933 and 1945, when Adolf Hitler and his Nazi Party (NSDAP) controlled the country through a dictatorship. Under Hitler's rule, Germany was transformed into a totalitarian state that controlled nearly all aspects of life via the Gleichschaltung legal process. The official name of the state was Deutsches Reich until 1943 and Großdeutsches Reich from 1943 to 1945. Nazi Germany is also known as the Third Reich, from German Drittes Reich, meaning "Third Realm" or "Third Empire", the first two being the Holy Roman Empire and the German Empire. The Nazi regime ended after the Allied Powers defeated Germany in May 1945, ending World War II in Europe.
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Willard Edward Utley was 50 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.
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Willard Edward Utley was 62 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.
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Willard Edward Utley died on 1 Apr 1974 at the age of 71
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