Benjamin Thaddeus Alvord

Brief Life History of Benjamin Thaddeus

When Benjamin Thaddeus Alvord was born on 16 January 1871, in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States, his father, Benjamin Bromley Alvord, was 36 and his mother, Malinda Melissa Crockett, was 33. He married Valana Jensen on 13 January 1897, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He died on 4 June 1923, in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Brigham City Cemetery, Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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Benjamin Thaddeus Alvord
Valana Jensen
Marriage: 13 January 1897
Anna Alvord
Alice Maren Alvord
Ralph Jensen Alvord

Sources (31)

  • Benjamin T. Alvord, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Benjamin T. Alvord, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
  • Benjamin Thadeus Alvord en el registro de Valena Jensen Alvord, "Utah, Brigham City Family History Center, Obituary Collection, 1930-2015"

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Name Meaning

English (southwestern): variant of Alford 1; the spelling reflects the southwestern English dialect pronunciation.

History: This surname was brought to North America by Alexander Alvord, who came from Devon or Somerset to Windsor, CT, c. 1645. He had many prominent descendants.

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

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"BOX ELDER NEWS Brigham City, Box Elder Co., UT—5 June 1923 Benjamin T. Alvord died at his home in this city yesterday morning at six o’clock of pernicious anemia. Mr. Alvord was brought …

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