John Burrell Springer

27 October 1913–17 September 1989 (Age 75)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life 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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Family Time Line

John Burrell Springer
1913–1989
Besse Fullmer
1913–2004
Marriage: 2 June 1932
Nancy Nadine Springer
1938–2004

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
2 June 1932
Salt Lake, Utah, United States
children

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

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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

1 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’.2 English: topographic name for someone who lived by a fountain or the source of a stream, Middle English spring ‘spring’ + the habitational suffix -er. The same word was also used of a plantation of young trees, and in some cases this may be the source of the surname.

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Burrell Springer, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Jonnie Springer in household of James W Springer, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John B Springer in household of James W Springer, "United States Census, 1930"

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