Friday, December 7, 2012

Blaine Bachman 1902 - 1969

Blaine Bachman 1902. golfer m Margaret Augusta Dye, d 1969
               child: Glen Leslie Bachman 1935 - 1938
               child: Lanell Bachman wife: Sally Ann Werner (Bachman) 

Blaine served a mission in the Swiss German mission from 1925 - 1927.  At one point he was president of a district. After his mission he worked for Almalgamated Sugar and was sent to Mazolla Montana.  He was a field man and it was there in 1928 he met his wife at church.  He was giving a talk where he was switching from German to english and back again.  This confused her but eventually that dated and the branch president married them. Later the branch president loaned them his Chevy sedan and the happy couple and five others including two sister missionaries headed to Canada for their sealing.

Blaine was an avid golfer who golfed with the likes of Bob Hope.  

His wife Margaret became very unhappy after the death of Glen and decided not to have more children.  Toward the last 18 years of her life she served in the temple which help her deal with her loss.

1940 Census:

Birth: Aug. 6, 1902 Eden Weber County Utah, USA Death: Jun. 28, 1969 Ogden Weber County Utah, USA Family links: Parents: Joseph Bachman (1868 - 1940) Margaret Bachman (1871 - 1942) Spouse: Margaret Dye Bachman (1909 - 1989) Children: Glen Leslie Bachman (1935 - 1938)* Burial: Ogden
City Cemetery Ogden Weber County Utah, USA Plot: J-12-10-3E

Grave marker location help:

You asked for photographs of the surrounding area so you could more easily find the headstones when you come to Utah.   The last time I may have sent too much information, so this time I’ll try to be more concise.

The main entrance off 20th street into the Ogden City Cemetery is Madison Avenue, but it’s called Gold Star Drive in the cemetery.   Turn into the cemetery on Gold Star Drive and head north until you come to Center Street.   It’s only a short block.   Turn right onto Center St. and you’ll have to circle around a monument.   The first attached picture shows the monument.

Halfway between that monument and the next one (directly behind it), pull over to the right side of Center St. and park.   All of the Bachman family graves are about 30 feet south of Center St and about halfway between the two monuments.   The second attached picture was taken from the Bachman graves looking back toward the monument you passed.   The road you can see beyond the monument is Gold Star Drive (Madison Ave.).

The next picture shows where I parked while taking the pictures.   As you can see, the graves aren’t very far from the road (Center St.).

The last picture is looking from the graves toward the second monument.   It just gives you a little more perspective.

Good luck.