William Cecil Carr

25 Mar 1905 - 3 May 1996


William Cecil Carr

25 Mar 1905 - 3 May 1996
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William Cecil Carr


Provo City Cemetery

610 S State St
Provo, Utah, Utah
United States


July 6, 2011


July 1, 2011

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William "Cecil" Carr and his best friend, Dick Matthews

Contributor: SouthPawPhilly Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

When "Cecil" was still in "high school," he and his best friend, Dick Matthews planned to take a trip around the world together, working their way as they went. But then "Cecil" received a "call" to serve as a full-time missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He told Dick that he was going to accept this call rather than travel around the world with Dick. Dick could not understand why he would do this and was very disappointed. William Cecil began his missionary service just after turning 19 and Dick Matthews did his trip around the world alone.

William Cecil Carr works after his NZ mission

Contributor: SouthPawPhilly Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

At the time Dad finished his mission, he was serving in Dunedin. Before leaving New Zealand for the States, he worked for a while on a sheep station either owned or managed by his uncle, Frederick Mckenzie, the husband of his Aunt Elizabeth Wilson Mckenzie ("Aunty Liz"). He spent some of this time clearing gorse, a very thorny bush brought to NZ by settlers to control the rabbits which were also brought to NZ by settlers--but which had no natural enemies in NZ. Of course, the gorse spread like crazy and became as big or bigger problem than the rabbits. I think this picture is of Dad at this time, although I think he and his companion spent some time on the sheep station while he was still on his mission. At any rate, this is a picture of Dad while still in New Zealand--he would have been about 22 years old at the time.


Contributor: SouthPawPhilly Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

I've just had another birthday!! But what is so special in that? Everyone has one every year, whether he's thin or fat, Whether he's rich or whether he's poor, it doesn't matter a bit. Everyone has a birthday, every year, if you think of it. And it's not just how many years I've lived that says I'm important or not. It's not how many candles I lit or how many present I got. What counts is what I have really done with the year that is pasts and gone. Have I grown wiser and kinder as well as older or just lived on and on? It's not just how many years you have lived, but what you have tried to be. It's not just how many places you've been but how much did you really see? It's not just how many people you know or how many people know you, But how many people do you really love and to how many friends are you true? The world has just paused to pay tribute to a child born long, long ago, To a Child called a King, though he had but few things and was born in a manger low. It was not what He had, but what He gave--- His life, for all us on earth; It was not what He had, but what He gave that makes us remember His birth. -Naomi Cottam Carr

Life timeline of William Cecil Carr

William Cecil Carr was born on 25 Mar 1905
William Cecil Carr was 7 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.
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William Cecil Carr was 15 years old when The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified, guaranteeing women's suffrage in America. The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex. It was adopted on August 18, 1920.
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William Cecil Carr was 34 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.
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William Cecil Carr was 40 years old when World War II: Combat ends in the Pacific Theater: The Japanese Instrument of Surrender is signed by Japanese Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu and accepted aboard the battleship USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay. The Pacific War, sometimes called the Asia-Pacific War, was the theater of World War II that was fought in the Pacific and Asia. It was fought over a vast area that included the Pacific Ocean and islands, the South West Pacific, South-East Asia, and in China.
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William Cecil Carr was 51 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.
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William Cecil Carr was 59 years old when John F. Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas; hours later, Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in aboard Air Force One as the 36th President of the United States. John Fitzgerald Kennedy, commonly referred to by his initials JFK, was an American politician who served as the 35th President of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963. He served at the height of the Cold War, and the majority of his presidency dealt with managing relations with the Soviet Union. As a member of the Democratic Party, Kennedy represented the state of Massachusetts in the United States House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate prior to becoming president.
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William Cecil Carr was 74 years old when Jim Jones led more than 900 members of the Peoples Temple to mass murder/suicide in Jonestown, Guyana, hours after some of its members assassinated U.S. Congressman Leo Ryan (pictured). James Warren Jones was an American religious cult leader who initiated and was responsible for a mass suicide and mass murder in Jonestown, Guyana. He considered Jesus Christ as being in compliance with an overarching belief in socialism as the correct social order. Jones was ordained as a Disciples of Christ pastor, and he achieved notoriety as the founder and leader of the Peoples Temple cult.
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William Cecil Carr was 81 years old when Space Shuttle program: STS-51-L mission: Space Shuttle Challenger disintegrates after liftoff, killing all seven astronauts on board. The Space Shuttle program was the fourth human spaceflight program carried out by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), which accomplished routine transportation for Earth-to-orbit crew and cargo from 1981 to 2011. Its official name, Space Transportation System (STS), was taken from a 1969 plan for a system of reusable spacecraft of which it was the only item funded for development.
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William Cecil Carr died on 3 May 1996 at the age of 91
Grave record for William Cecil Carr (25 Mar 1905 - 3 May 1996), BillionGraves Record 41600 Provo, Utah, Utah, United States