John Sam Balaska

22 April 1895–6 March 1976 (Age 80)
Límnos, Lesbos, Greece

The Life of John Sam

John Sam Balaska was born on 22 April 1895, in Límnos, Lesbos, Greece. He married Florence Jane Turner on 30 November 1922, in Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, United States. He lived in Heber Election Precinct, Wasatch, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 6 March 1976, in Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Sam Balaska
1895–1976
Florence Jane Turner
1897–1951
Marriage: 30 November 1922

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
30 November 1922
Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, United States

World Events (8)

1896

Age 1

Athens, Greece hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1896 · Utah Becomes a State

Age 1

After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition. This condition was that the new state rewrite their constitution to say that all forms of polygamy were banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.
1917

Age 22

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Name Meaning

Polish (Gałązka): nickname for a small or insignificant person from gałązka ‘twig’, ‘branch’.

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

Sources (3)

  • John Sam Balaska, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • John Sam Balaska, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • John S Balaska, "United States Census, 1940"

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