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

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Evergreen Cemetery

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

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BILL SEALED JUNE 25 1954
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May 28, 2011
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Grandpa's Cane by Sarah Clyde

Contributor: JamesAnderson Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year 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: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year 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: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year 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: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year 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

1918
William Russell 'Bill' Clyde was born on 2 Jun 1918
William Russell 'Bill' Clyde was 11 years old when The New York Stock Exchange crashes in what will be called the Crash of '29 or "Black Tuesday", ending the Great Bull Market of the 1920s and beginning the Great Depression. The New York Stock Exchange, is an American stock exchange located at 11 Wall Street, Lower Manhattan, New York City, New York. It is by far the world's largest stock exchange by market capitalization of its listed companies at US$21.3 trillion as of June 2017. The average daily trading value was approximately US$169 billion in 2013. The NYSE trading floor is located at 11 Wall Street and is composed of 21 rooms used for the facilitation of trading. A fifth trading room, located at 30 Broad Street, was closed in February 2007. The main building and the 11 Wall Street building were designated National Historic Landmarks in 1978.
1929
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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.
1930
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William Russell 'Bill' Clyde was 27 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.
1945
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William Russell 'Bill' Clyde was 37 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.
1955
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William Russell 'Bill' Clyde was 51 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.
1969
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William Russell 'Bill' Clyde was 61 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.
1978
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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.
1980
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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.
1990
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William Russell 'Bill' Clyde died on 22 Dec 2002 at the age of 84
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