Iris Swapp

8 April 1915–19 June 1993 (Age 78)
Kanab, Kane, Utah, United States

The Life of Iris

When Iris Swapp was born on 8 April 1915, in Kanab, Kane, Utah, United States, her father, Archibald Spencer Swapp, was 26 and her mother, Addie Little, was 23. She married Wilford Andreas Degn on 24 August 1937, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States in 1930 and Logan Election Precinct, Cache, Utah, United States in 1940. She died on 19 June 1993, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Wilford Andreas Degn
Iris Swapp
Marriage: 24 August 1937
Ralph Gerdes Degn
Louise Degn

Spouse and Children

24 August 1937
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States


    Ralph Gerdes Degn



Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1916 · The Logan Library

Age 1

The Logan Library was created to serve the fifty thousand citizens of Logan with the access of over two hundred thousand items for children, teens, students, and adults to check out and learn from. The library also provides several programs that are popular with the community. The library moved to its current location in 2009 and reached a milestone in items checked out in 2012, at over 1 million.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 22

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Scottish (Aberdeen): unexplained.

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

Story Highlight

Iris's son is called as Brazil MTC president

Ralph Gerdes Degn, 71, and Mary Ann Daynes Degn, eight children, Brazil Missionary Training Center; Wellsville 2nd Ward, Wellsville Utah Stake. Brother Degn is a former president of the Brazil Sao Pau …

Sources (3)

  • Iris Degn, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Iris Swapp Degn, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Iris Swapp Degn, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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