Joseph Graves Menzies was born on 12 September 1900, in Scofield, Carbon, Utah, United States. He married Verga Althera Bills on 28 March 1924, in Price, Carbon, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 8 March 1985, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 84.
Scottish: variant of Manners , in which the z was originally the Middle English letter ʒ (yogh), representing a sound similar to modern English y. The surname is pronounced Meenyus or Minyas in Scotland. The name was brought to Scotland in the 12th or 13th century by a family of Norman knights. It appears that the name was re-interpreted in Gaelic as containing a personal name, and for variants ending -s there is a possibility of confusion with McManus . See also McMinn .