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Norman Elijah Bingham

Obituary, Blackfoot News, 20 May1974:

"Mr. Bingham dies.

Norman Elijah Bingham, 81, of Route 4, Blackfoot, died in Bingham Memorial Hospital at 1:50 a.m. Saturday May 18, 1974, of natural causes. He had been hospitalized for the past twelve days following surgery. He was born in Ogden, June 28, 1892, the son of Elijah N. and Mary Francis Fife Bingham. The family came to Idaho and settled in the Groveland area when Norman was four years old. Norman attended the Groveland elementary school and Blackfoot High School. He married Maude Fox, a school teacher, on June 12, 1913, at Pocatello, and together they cleared the sagebrush from an eighty-acre tract of land in the McDonaldville area where they raised sheep and cattle and operated a farm. In 1941 they moved to the Groveland townsite to care for his father who had recently lost his wife. Mr. Bingham served for many years as secretary of the Weggeland Ditch Company, was a director of the Bingham County Livestock Company, and a charter member of the Bingham County Sheriff's Posse. He was a member of the Groveland Second Ward LDS church and held the office of elder. He is survived by: his widow, Mrs. Maude F. Bingham, Blackfoot; a son, Richard N. Bingham, Blackfoot; and a daughter, Mrs. Cledrew M. (Afton) Biggs, Orange, Tex. There are four grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Also surviving are a brother and three sisters: Fife Bingham, Santa Barbara, Calif., Mrs. Lev (Nita) Ash, Pasadena, Calif., Mrs. Grace White, Los Angeles, and Mrs. Fred (Mary) Vogt, Blackfoot. Funeral services will be conducted in the Groveland Ward LDS church Wednesday, May 22, at 2:00 p.m. with Bishop Orson Cox of the Groveland Second Ward conducting. Burial will be in the Grove City Cemetery at Blackfoot."


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