Joseph Alma DeGraw

22 October 1886–8 January 1940 (Age 53)
Spring Lake, Utah, Utah Territory, United States

The Life of Joseph Alma

When Joseph Alma DeGraw was born on 22 October 1886, in Spring Lake, Utah, Utah Territory, United States, his father, Eugene Lafayette De Graw Sr, was 48 and his mother, Mahalia Ann Rebecca Holladay, was 37. He married Junietta Luella Chatwin on 16 August 1911, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Spring Lake, Utah, Utah, United States in 1908 and Eureka, Juab, Utah, United States in 1910. He died on 8 January 1940, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in Santaquin City Cemetery, Santaquin, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Alma DeGraw
1886–1940
Junietta Luella Chatwin
1894–1989
Marriage: 16 August 1911
Alma Wayne DeGraw
1912–2009
Ruth De Graw
1915–1931
Mary Luella De Graw
1917–1985
Elden Eugene DeGraw
1920–2013
Dora Ann DeGraw
1923–2015
James Clifford DeGraw
1937–1938

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
16 August 1911
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
children

(6)

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(13)

+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1896 · Utah becomes a state

Age 10

After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition, that all forms of polygamy were to be banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 15

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.

Name Meaning

Dutch: from Middle Dutch gra(u)we ‘gray’, with the addition of the definite article de, hence a nickname for someone with gray hair or a gray beard, or possibly for someone who habitually wore gray clothes.

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

Story Highlight

Pioneer Families of Santaquin, Utah 1851 - 1899

Pioneer Families of Santaquin CARTER John C. Carter was born 19 May 1782 at Scarborough, Cumberland County, Maine. His parents were Richard Carter and Jane McKenney. He married Hannah Knight Libby o …

Sources (3)

  • Joseph Alma Degraw, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Joseph Alma Degraw, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Joseph Alma De Graw, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"

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