Joseph Graves Menzies

Male12 September 1900–8 March 1985

Brief Life History of Joseph Graves

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.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Graves Menzies
Verga Althera Bills
Marriage: 28 March 1924
Edward Menzies
Cleo Menzies
Althea Menzies
Beth Coleen Menzies
Robert Chastic Menzies

Sources (18)

  • Joseph Menzies in household of Robert Buchanan Menzies, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Joseph (Graves ) Menzies - Government record: Court record: birth-name: Joseph Thomas Greaves
  • Joseph Menzies, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 March 1924Price, Carbon, Utah, United States
  • Children (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (12)

    +7 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

    Age 1

    President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

    1902 · The Utah Governor's Mansion

    Age 2

    Built in 1902, the Utah Governor's Mansion is the official residence of the Governor of Utah and their family. The mansion was built using the finest materials by the finest craftsmen available, resulting in a quality and style like that of Eastern mansions. From 1957 to 1977, the Utah Historical Society occupied the mansion as a library, museum, and office space. In 1977, the residence underwent extensive renovations and was again reopened in 1980. In December 1993, a fire destroyed much of the mansion but, after another restoration, the historic building was restored to its original design with upgrades in case of another disaster threatened the home. It was listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1970.

    1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

    Age 23

    Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

    Name Meaning

    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 .

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

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