John Burrell Springer

Male27 October 1913–17 September 1989

Brief Life History of John Burrell

When John Burrell Springer was born on 27 October 1913, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, James William Springer, was 40 and his mother, Rosa Teresa Burrell, was 33. He married Besse Fullmer on 2 June 1932, in Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Salt Lake City Ward 6, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940 and World in 1960. He died on 17 September 1989, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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John Burrell Springer
Alice Jayne Burridge
Marriage: 15 January 1948
Nancy Nadine Springer

Sources (20)

  • John B Springer, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Springer, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
  • John Burrell Springer, "Nevada County Marriages, 1862-1993"

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  • Marriage
    15 January 1948
  • Children (1)

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    Siblings (2)

    World Events (8)

    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

    Age 3

    Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

    1916 · No-Ni-Shee Arch

    Age 3

    The No-Ni-Shee Arch was a temporary archway near the intersection of Main Street and South Temple in downtown Salt Lake City. The archway was built in 1916 for the Wizard of the Wasatch festival. The name No-Ni-Shee was derived from a mythical American Indian Salt Princess. Her tears caused the Great Salt Lake to be salty. The arch was dedicated to her and sprayed with salt water so that salt eventually crystallized on Main Street. The Wizard’s carnivals enlivened Utah’s summers for several years. The last Wizard of the Wasatch carnival was held in 1916, on the eve of World War I.

    1933 · Lone Cedar Tree Monument

    Age 20

    The Lone Cedar Tree is a historical monument located near downtown Salt Lake City and was the location of the only tree growing in the valley in 1847, when early pioneers arrived in the valley. The Daughters of Utah Pioneers erected the monument to honor the Mormon heritage and history of Salt Lake City.

    Name Meaning

    English, German, Dutch, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a lively person or for a traveling entertainer, from an agent derivative of Middle English, Middle High German springen, Middle Dutch springhen, Yiddish shpringen ‘to jump or leap’. The surname of German origin is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine), Poland, Czechia, and Slovenia (see also 4 below). In part, it is a Gottscheerish (i.e. Gottschee German) surname, originating from the Kočevsko region in Lower Carniola, Slovenia (see Kocevar ).

    English: occupational name from Middle English springer(e) ‘dancer(?), fencer(?)’; ‘one who traps animals or birds(?)’, a derivative either of Middle English springen ‘to spring up, leap’ (Old English springan) or Middle English spring ‘dance, fencing stroke, bird snare’.

    English: perhaps a topographic name from Middle English springer, for someone who lived by a plantation of young trees or by a spring (Middle English spring ‘young tree, young plantation, copse’, ‘spring, source of a stream’; compare Spring ). This type of formation, where the suffix -er is added to a topographic term, is especially frequent in Surrey, Sussex, and Hampshire, but no evidence has yet been found to support this derivation of Springer.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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