Maurice John Scanlon

1 April 1915–23 June 1999 (Age 84)
Midvale, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life of Maurice John

When Maurice John Scanlon was born on 1 April 1915, in Midvale, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Maurice Joseph Scanlon, was 27 and his mother, Lavina Jenkins, was 20. He married Ruth Merle Solomon on 17 December 1936, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Tooele, Tooele, Utah, United States in 1920 and Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States for about 2 years. He died on 23 June 1999, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Maurice John Scanlon
1915–1999
Ruth Merle Solomon
1915–2001
Marriage: 17 December 1936
Michael John Scanlon
1942–2004

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
17 December 1936
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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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 · No-Ni-Shee Arch

Age 1

The No-Ni-Shee Arch was a temporary archway near the intersection of Main Street and South Temple in downtown Salt Lake City. The archway was built in 1916 for the Wizard of the Wasatch festival. The name No-Ni-Shee was derived from a mythical American Indian Salt Princess. Her tears caused the Great Salt Lake to be salty. The arch was dedicated to her and sprayed with salt water so that salt eventually crystallized on Main Street. The Wizard’s carnivals enlivened Utah’s summers for several years. The last Wizard of the Wasatch carnival was held in 1916, on the eve of World War I.
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 Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.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

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Scannláin, ‘descendant of Scannlán’, a personal name formed from a diminutive of Scannal ( see Scannell ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Maurice John Scanlon in household of Lavina Jenkins Scanlon, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Maurice John Scanlon in household of Maurice J Scanlon, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Maurice John Scanlon, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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