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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 
    Birth 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 
    FamilySearch ID K2W8-2FM 
    Death 20 Apr 1969  Huntington Park, Los Angeles, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Burial 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 25 Feb 2024 

    Father Joseph Riley Giles,   b. 8 Oct 1860, Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 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 locationd. 15 Oct 1944, Pendleton, Umatilla, Oregon, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 80 years) 
    Marriage 19 May 1882  Holden, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F221  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 locationd. 15 Jan 1948, Huntington Park, Los Angeles, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 62 years) 
    Marriage 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 locationd. 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 locationd. 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 locationd. 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 locationd. 28 Feb 2016, Orem, Utah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 98 years)
    Family ID F224  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 21 Apr 2024 

    Family 2 Anna Kinnunen,   b. 28 Feb 1894, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 13 Jan 1989, Huntington Park, Los Angeles, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 94 years) 
    Marriage Jun 1948  Nevada, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F225  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 21 Apr 2024 

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 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 MapsMarriage - 8 Dec 1906 - Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - Jun 1948 - Nevada, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 20 Apr 1969 - Huntington Park, Los Angeles, California, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - 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 a n d was the second of six children and his parents were Joseph Riley Gil e s and Polly Frances Harmon. He came from pioneer heritage. His materna l g randfather, Appleton Milo Harmon built the roadometer which was attac he d to the wheel of a wagon and was used to measure the distance travele d b y the pioneers. His family was sent to Toquerville, Washington County , Ut ah by Brigham Young – then because of extreme heat which was disagre eabl e to them they moved to Holden, Utah and that is how they happened t o b e living in that place when Dennis was born.
      The family moved to Lehi, Utah where Dennis met Rhoda Winnifred Thomas a n d they were married 12 December 1906 and had four children: Ardith, Dar y l Harmon, Leda and Phyllis. I understand that Dennis father ran a black sm ith shop in Lehi, then Dennis had it when the automobile came into bei n g and he converted it into an automobile repair shop.
      He was very musical and in the early 1900’s there was a band called th e L ehi Silver Band which became very famous. Dennis played the trombon e in t he band and also conducted the band at times.
      In 1926 he moved to southern California and lived in Huntington Park, Ca l ifornia where he worked as an automobile mechanic.
      In the following years his children got married and he became a grandfat h er. Ardith married Frederick Brown May on March 3, 1932 and their child re n were: Robert Giles May, Marian Joyce May, Dorothy Jean May and Richa r d Dennis May. Daryl married Blanche Jeannette Richardson on June 17, 19 3 5 and their children were: Leda Jeannette Giles and Linda Claire Giles . L eda married Alvin Edgar Duncombe on August 7, 1940 and their childre n wer e: Joan Duncombe and Alvin Paul Duncombe. Phyllis married Russell V incen t Peterson on October 10, 1938 and their children were: Judith An n Peters on, Carol Jean Peterson, Janalee Peterson, Julia Lynn Peterson , Russell V incent Peterson Jr., and Rita Gay Peterson.
      His wife Rhoda Winnifred Thomas died from breast cancer in January 194 8 a fter a number of years of X-Ray, radium and treatment the specialist s cou ld give to her. She is buried in Lehi, Utah.
      After the death of his wife he went to Washington and Oregon to visit h i s sisters, Mabel and Helen and while there he renewed an acquaintance w it h Ann Johnson Tamian whom he had known back in Lehi. They were marrie d o n September 18, 1948 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
      Ann was a very accomplished pianist, violinist and accordion player. I r e member Dennis and Ann played beautiful music together.
      I remember that the family would get together for Grandpa Giles birthd a y which came in August and meet at the home of our aunt who had swimmi n g pool in her backyard and it a very enjoyable family activity.
      Dennis Giles died on 20 April 1969 in Huntington Park, California an d h e is buried in Lehi, Utah.