Decan Westmoreland Garff

3 May 1857–15 September 1886 (Age 29)
Atlantic Ocean

The Life Summary of Decan Westmoreland

When Decan Westmoreland Garff was born on 3 May 1857, in Atlantic Ocean, his father, Niels Jørgensen Garff, was 46 and his mother, Marie Jacobsen, was 36. He lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 15 September 1886, in Utah, United States, at the age of 29.

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Niels Jørgensen Garff
Marie Jacobsen
Peter Niels Garff
Joseph Garff
Jorgen Frederik Nielsen Garff
Inger Katrine Nielsen Garff
Jorgen Frederik Nielsen GARFF
Christian Nielsen Garff
Lauritz Nielsen Garff
Niels Garff
Josephine Patrine Garff
Decan Westmoreland Garff

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World Events (8)

Age 6
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · Bountiful Tabernacle is Dedicated
Age 6
The Bountiful Tabernacle was dedicated by Heber C. Kimball and was one of the first Tabernacles in the territory of Utah. Today the Tabernacle is used to house three wards and the Bountiful stake offices. The building was renovated in 1983 after the ceiling collapsed.
1866 · The First Civil Rights Act
Age 9
The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Scharf or Scharff . Compare Sharff .

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

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Dorius History translated by John Dorius and rewritten by L.S.Dorius

Nicoli Dorius My Grandfather Nicoli Dorius was born September 21, 1804, at Caphag, a small village some distance from Copenhagen, Denmark. Father describes Denmark as being a beautiful country with …

Sources (6)

  • Richard Goodmanson in household of Goodman Goodmanson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Decon Westmoreland Garff in entry for Unknown, "Utah, Latter-Day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia"
  • Decan Westmoreland Garff, "Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868"

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