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Dennis Giles

Dennis Giles

Male 1886 - 1969  (82 years)  Submit Photo / DocumentSubmit Photo / Document    Has more than 100 ancestors and 11 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Dennis Giles 
    Born 17 Aug 1886  Holden, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Initiatory (LDS) COMPLETED  LANGE Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 20 Apr 1969  Huntington Park, Los Angeles, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 25 Apr 1969  Lehi City Cemetery, Utah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID I207  mytree
    Last Modified 14 Mar 2022 

    Father Joseph Riley Giles,   b. 8 Oct 1860, Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1924, Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Mother Polly Frances Harmon,   b. 4 Mar 1864, Toquerville, Washington, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1944, Pendleton, Umatilla, Oregon, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 19 May 1882  Holden, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F216  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Rhoda Winnifred "Winnie" Thomas,   b. 12 Sep 1885, Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1948, Huntington Park, Los Angeles, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 8 Dec 1906  Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Ardith Giles,   b. 13 Dec 1908, Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jun 2004, Ojai, Ventura, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years)
     2. Daryl Harmon Giles,   b. 6 Dec 1910, Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1985, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     3. Leda Giles,   b. 3 Nov 1914, Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 2001  (Age 87 years)
    +4. Phyllis "Grandma Pete" Giles,   b. 10 Oct 1917, Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 2016, Orem, Utah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 98 years)
    Last Modified 5 Jun 2022 
    Family ID F219  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Anna Kinnunen,   b. 28 Feb 1894, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1989, Huntington Park, Los Angeles, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years) 
    Married Jun 1948  Nevada, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 5 Jun 2022 
    Family ID F220  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 Aug 1886 - Holden, Millard, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsInitiatory (LDS) - COMPLETED - LANGE Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 Dec 1906 - Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Jun 1948 - Nevada, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Apr 1969 - Huntington Park, Los Angeles, California, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 25 Apr 1969 - Lehi City Cemetery, Utah, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Giles, Dennis b1886 - WWII Draft Registration Card
    Giles, Dennis b1886 - WWII Draft Registration Card

    Headstones
    Giles, Dennis b1886
    Giles, Dennis b1886

  • Notes 
    • Dennis Giles
      Written By Dorothy May Benson

      My grandfather, Dennis Giles was born 17 August 1886 in Holden, Utah and was the second of six children and his parents were Joseph Riley Giles and Polly Frances Harmon. He came from pioneer heritage. His maternal grandfather, Appleton Milo Harmon built the roadometer which was attached to the wheel of a wagon and was used to measure the distance traveled by the pioneers. His family was sent to Toquerville, Washington County, Utah by Brigham Young – then because of extreme heat which was disagreeable to them they moved to Holden, Utah and that is how they happened to be living in that place when Dennis was born.
      The family moved to Lehi, Utah where Dennis met Rhoda Winnifred Thomas and they were married 12 December 1906 and had four children: Ardith, Daryl Harmon, Leda and Phyllis. I understand that Dennis father ran a blacksmith shop in Lehi, then Dennis had it when the automobile came into being and he converted it into an automobile repair shop.
      He was very musical and in the early 1900’s there was a band called the Lehi Silver Band which became very famous. Dennis played the trombone in the band and also conducted the band at times.
      In 1926 he moved to southern California and lived in Huntington Park, California where he worked as an automobile mechanic.
      In the following years his children got married and he became a grandfather. Ardith married Frederick Brown May on March 3, 1932 and their children were: Robert Giles May, Marian Joyce May, Dorothy Jean May and Richard Dennis May. Daryl married Blanche Jeannette Richardson on June 17, 1935 and their children were: Leda Jeannette Giles and Linda Claire Giles. Leda married Alvin Edgar Duncombe on August 7, 1940 and their children were: Joan Duncombe and Alvin Paul Duncombe. Phyllis married Russell Vincent Peterson on October 10, 1938 and their children were: Judith Ann Peterson, Carol Jean Peterson, Janalee Peterson, Julia Lynn Peterson, Russell Vincent Peterson Jr., and Rita Gay Peterson.
      His wife Rhoda Winnifred Thomas died from breast cancer in January 1948 after a number of years of X-Ray, radium and treatment the specialists could give to her. She is buried in Lehi, Utah.
      After the death of his wife he went to Washington and Oregon to visit his sisters, Mabel and Helen and while there he renewed an acquaintance with Ann Johnson Tamian whom he had known back in Lehi. They were married on September 18, 1948 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
      Ann was a very accomplished pianist, violinist and accordion player. I remember Dennis and Ann played beautiful music together.
      I remember that the family would get together for Grandpa Giles birthday which came in August and meet at the home of our aunt who had swimming pool in her backyard and it a very enjoyable family activity.
      Dennis Giles died on 20 April 1969 in Huntington Park, California and he is buried in Lehi, Utah.