Nellie R Leavitt

1900 - 1991

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LEAVITT, Daniel H. & Nellie Teresa (RICHARDS) from Thomas Rowell LEAVITT, His Life, His Family, His Descendants Daniel H. Leavitt was born on July 8, 1896 in the village of Leavitt where he was later raised. Following in the footsteps of his farmer father, Dan took to the land, being taken out of sc
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Leavitt Cemetery

Range Road 265
Leavitt, Cardston, Alberta
Canada
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LEAVITT, Daniel H. & Nellie Teresa (RICHARDS) from Thomas Rowell LEAVITT, His Life, His Family, His Descendants Daniel H. Leavitt was born on July 8, 1896 in the village of Leavitt where he was later raised. Following in the footsteps of his farmer father, Dan took to the land, being taken out of school at intervals throughout the year according to the demands of the farm. His scholastic career was consequently chequered, for the plough was more essential than the pen. It was in the closing months of World War I, on August 29, 1918, that he married Nellie T Richards in the Town Office in Cardston and they were sealed in the Cardston Temple in 1923. He recalled with nostalgic happiness the persistent way in which he wooed his young bride, on horseback or with the trappings of the buggy, cleaned and shining for the occasion. He said, “I thought I loved her then, but I’ve learned to love her more each day. I was one of the lucky guys. I had a wife and a sweetheart, a real partner beside me through the years.” The three years following their marriage were spent in Boundary Creek where Dan worked as a foreman on a ranch, tending some 5,000 head of sheep. It was there, in 1919, that their first son Theron was born. They returned to Leavitt to look after the farm whilst Dan’s father went on a mission to California. Dan was a devoted son who enacted the principle of the fifth commandment Honor thy father and thy mother. The farm was heavily mortgaged and there was much work to be accomplished. Their second son, Bill, was born in May 1921, their daughter Beth, in January 1925, and their third son, Bryce in October 1932. Dan’s father, a studious, dedicated Mormon went on a mission for six months to Kingston, Ontario whilst Dan shouldered the responsibilities in his absence. On his father’s return, despite an eye defect which prevented Dan from going on a mission, he and his wife worked alongside his parents on the farm for erratic yields until his father’s death in March 1944. Not only had they shared their tribulations, they had also shared a home for 30 years, and it was not until 1947 that they moved into a home which he himself had built for his wife and family. A year later, the passing of his dear mother brought to an end an era. Throughout these years, Dan was not only a farmer. He was the epitome of a devout Latter-­day Saint. He was a family man. His love and labour were directed towards his wife and children; he was a good provider, a devoted father and a loving grandfather. What spare time there was from the farm work was spent in living the good life, in serving the Church and the community, as a counselor in the bishopric, as president of the Mutual Improvement Association, as dance manager and social worker, caring for people’s needs, both spiritual and material. Well respected for his standards, he was acknowledged by those who knew him as a man worthy to be a leader by his example. Prior to World War II, Theron, the eldest son was teaching school and Bill was working with his Dad on the farm. The two boys enlisted in the R.C.A.F. at the outbreak of war, Theron as a navigator and Bill as a pilot, and when demobilized, it was Bill who returned to work with his Dad on the farm. Such was the harmonious relationship between Dan and his cousin, Owen Archibald, that they were able to share their farm machinery for seventeen years until Dan eventually sold the farm to his son Bill in 1957 when he felt that the time had come for retirement. He did not, in essence, ever retire. The call of the land was one he could not deny. Whenever there was a stray heifer or a hand to be given to his son-in-law, Lyman, with the harvesting, he was there. The family presented them with a set of luggage to mark their 50th wedding anniversary in 1968. In June, 1969, Dan and his wife left for a tour of the British Isles. They were a happy six weeks. Even in that short time, he had endeared himself to the neighbours in the Welsh mining village where they spent most of their time. Long after they left, people asked about them, “When are they coming back?” I remember traveling with them on a train through the rolling moorlands of Cumberland and Northumberland en route to Scotland. All the time his eyes were fixed, not on the famous British landmarks, but on the farms and the pastures the things nearest his heart, “Well?” I asked. He replied, “It’s the grass. All that green. And the rock walls separating the pastures. My, those rock walls sure are somethin’!” His one regret was that he was not better educated. He wished to know more “fancy” words. If he had, he wouldn’t have been the man he was. He needed nothing to embellish his personality, his quick wit, his sense of humor and basic sincerity, his readiness to look for the good in everyone. He consistently maintained that, “If you can’t say something good about a guy, then don’t say anything at all.” Dan’s passing, on April 14, 1973, after years of indifferent health, which no one would have suspected from his uncomplaining attitude, unless they measured his slower tread. He was mourned by some for the loss of a man who, by his example, perpetuated the teachings of the Master; by others, it was revered that they had the privilege to know such a man. If there is a testimony to Daniel H. Leavitt, it is, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant.” It was the children who felt the impact of his passing. Affectionately known to them as Uncle Dan, they were always happy to see him, not only because he carried a piece of candy for them, but because he loved them, showed concern for them, and took time to talk and to listen to them. “Suffer little children to come unto me...” was more than a text from the Sermon on the Mount for him. It was a way of life Nellie died 31 Jan 1991 after nearly twenty years of being blind.

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1900
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Nellie R Leavitt was 12 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.
1912
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Nellie R Leavitt was 28 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.
1928
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Nellie R Leavitt was 39 years old when Adolf Hitler signs an order to begin the systematic euthanasia of mentally ill and disabled people. Adolf Hitler was a German politician, demagogue, and Pan-German revolutionary, who was the leader of the Nazi Party, Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and Führer ("Leader") of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. As dictator, Hitler initiated World War II in Europe with the invasion of Poland in September 1939, and was central to the Holocaust.
1939
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Nellie R Leavitt was 40 years old when The Holocaust: The first prisoners arrive at a new concentration camp at Auschwitz. The Holocaust, also referred to as the Shoah, was a genocide during World War II in which Nazi Germany, aided by its collaborators, systematically murdered some six million European Jews, around two-thirds of the Jewish population of Europe, between 1941 and 1945. Jews were targeted for extermination as part of a larger event involving the persecution and murder of other groups, including in particular the Roma and "incurably sick", as well as ethnic Poles and other Slavs, Soviet citizens, Soviet prisoners of war, political opponents, gay men and Jehovah's Witnesses, resulting in up to 17 million deaths overall.
1940
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Nellie R Leavitt was 53 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.
1953
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Nellie R Leavitt was 65 years old when Thirty-five hundred United States Marines are the first American land combat forces committed during the Vietnam War. The United States Marine Corps (USMC), also referred to as the United States Marines, is a branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for conducting amphibious operations with the United States Navy. The U.S. Marine Corps is one of the four armed service branches in the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States.
1965
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Nellie R Leavitt was 72 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.
1972
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Nellie R Leavitt was 82 years old when Michael Jackson's Thriller, the best-selling album of all time, was released. Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, songwriter, and dancer. Dubbed the "King of Pop", he was one of the most popular entertainers in the world, and was the best-selling music artist during the year of his death. Jackson's contributions to music, dance, and fashion along with his publicized personal life made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades.
1982
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Nellie R Leavitt died v 1991 at the age of 91
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