William Russell 'Bill' Clyde

2 Jun 1918 - 22 Dec 2002

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William Russell 'Bill' Clyde

2 Jun 1918 - 22 Dec 2002
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Grave site information of William Russell 'Bill' Clyde (2 Jun 1918 - 22 Dec 2002) at Evergreen Cemetery in Springville, Utah, Utah, United States from BillionGraves

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William Russell 'Bill' Clyde

Married: 24 Jun 1938

Evergreen Cemetery

1876-1998 North 2000 West
Springville, Utah, Utah
United States

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Grandpa's Cane by Sarah Clyde

Contributor: JamesAnderson Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago

When I was young and Grandpa was still alive, I remember him wheeling around in his wheelchair. He would go into the living room to talk with my parents. He loved to play with us kids. Whenever we came close, he would hook us with his cane around the ankle, or use the end to twist it up in our shirts. He would then he would pull us towards him and give us a dry shave with his whiskered cheeks, or tickled us. We'd get away and try to get around him without getting caught again. My dad, Warren, told me that he got this from my Great Grandpa Savage who had a wooden leg and walked with a cane.

Grandpa & Grandma's house by Sarah Clyde

Contributor: JamesAnderson Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago

Grandma and Grandpa Clyde kept chickens. They would get fresh eggs from the chickens, and the chickens would eat the bugs from Grandma's garden. They also received fresh produce from every place. They had a great food collection that extended from Idaho to Southern California. Grandma Clyde had a cousin that would bring them big sacks of potatoes from Rupert, Idaho every year. They would get mutton and citrus fruits from my Aunt Marietta in Escondido, California. Their house had a big garden and orchard that provided berries, corn, tomatoes, and fruits of all kinds. They kept beef cows and sheep in the pasture below the house. Grandpa had a big orange tractor he used to do the work around the house. My father Warren, who was the youngest, always tells us that as soon as he left the house to go on a mission Grandpa bought the tractor to do the work he had to do by hand. He felt it was unfair. Grandpa would take us grandkids on rides all around the garden on his tractor. Grandma has a beautiful rose garden. She loved her roses and took good care of them. She also had a flower garden behind the house that she grew many types of flowers. Our favorite was the snapdragons. She would let us pick a bud and make the mouth open and close. I also remember Grandpa having an old three wheeled Honda that we called Big Red. He would use this to drive down to the pasture to check on the animals and the irrigation. We would ride behind, bouncing all the way down. When Big Red died, he replaced it with a John Deer Gator. There was more room to ride in that, and he continued to give us rides. My father, Warren, received the Gator after my Grandpa died. We still use it to give rides to the neighbor kids and our own cousins.

Grandma and Grandpa's Waterpark by Sarah Clyde

Contributor: JamesAnderson Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago

My Grandparents would irrigate their property each summer. This turned their yard into a big Waterpark. They had a hill that we used as a slip and slide. The bottom of backyard would fill up and we used it as a swimming/ wading pool. I remember it being up to my waist, though I was much smaller then. In the garden, there were concrete gutters to take the water to the different parts of the garden. When my father, Warren, was young, he and his friends and siblings would slide down those gutters at full speed. They would get covered in algae and be slippery. The problem happened when the algae wore down with all then sliding, that's when they would lose a layer of skin.

The big swing at Grandpa's house

Contributor: JamesAnderson Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago

Grandma and Grandpa Clyde had a large swing in the back yard. It was made of steel pipe that grandpa either had made, or made himself. It sat under a large tree. It was one of the best things at their house. My dad, Warren, Uncle Dale and Uncle Steve, would push all of us on the swing. Dad would push us so high, we could touch the leaves of the tree with our toes. If he could no longer reach to push our backs, he would grab our legs as we came down and pull! We would get so high, that instead of swinging back, we would drop straight down a bit before swinging backwards. He would push us until we would scream No Higher! Dad would also help twist us up in the swing and let us go. We'd spin and spin until super dizzy. He would also play the game where we would swing up, tap him with our feet, and he'd fall back like we'd hit him hard.

Life timeline of William Russell 'Bill' Clyde

William Russell 'Bill' Clyde was born on 2 Jun 1918
William Russell 'Bill' Clyde was 10 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.
William Russell 'Bill' Clyde was 13 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.
William Russell 'Bill' Clyde was 27 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.
William Russell 'Bill' Clyde was 35 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.
William Russell 'Bill' Clyde was 46 years old when The Beatles make their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, performing before a "record-busting" audience of 73 million viewers across the USA. The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. With members John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, they became widely regarded as the foremost and most influential music band in history. Rooted in skiffle, beat and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented with several musical styles, ranging from pop ballads and Indian music to psychedelia and hard rock, often incorporating classical elements and unconventional recording techniques in innovative ways. In 1963, their enormous popularity first emerged as "Beatlemania"; as the group's music grew in sophistication, led by primary songwriters Lennon and McCartney, the band were integral to pop music's evolution into an art form and to the development of the counterculture of the 1960s.
William Russell 'Bill' Clyde was 54 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.
William Russell 'Bill' Clyde was 62 years old when Mount St. Helens erupts in Washington, United States, killing 57 people and causing $3 billion in damage. Mount St. Helens or Louwala-Clough is an active stratovolcano located in Skamania County, Washington, in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. It is 50 miles (80 km) northeast of Portland, Oregon and 96 miles (154 km) south of Seattle, Washington. Mount St. Helens takes its English name from the British diplomat Lord St Helens, a friend of explorer George Vancouver who made a survey of the area in the late 18th century. The volcano is located in the Cascade Range and is part of the Cascade Volcanic Arc, a segment of the Pacific Ring of Fire that includes over 160 active volcanoes. This volcano is well known for its ash explosions and pyroclastic flows.
William Russell 'Bill' Clyde was 72 years old when Nelson Mandela is released from Victor Verster Prison outside Cape Town, South Africa after 27 years as a political prisoner. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, political leader, and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the country's first black head of state and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. His government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid by tackling institutionalised racism and fostering racial reconciliation. Ideologically an African nationalist and socialist, he served as President of the African National Congress (ANC) party from 1991 to 1997.
William Russell 'Bill' Clyde died on 22 Dec 2002 at the age of 84
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