Viola Sweeney

5 May 1878–19 June 1939 (Age 61)
Liberty, Casey, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Viola

When Viola Sweeney was born on 5 May 1878, in Liberty, Casey, Kentucky, United States, her father, Jonathan Sweeney, was 47 and her mother, Mary Jane Edwards, was 39. She married Alvin Ipsen on 17 May 1900. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Bear River City, Box Elder, Utah, United States in 1900 and Box Elder, Box Elder, Utah Territory, United States in 1920. She died on 19 June 1939, in Mackay, Custer, Idaho, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Bear River Cemetery, Bear River City, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alvin Ipsen
1871–1939
Viola Sweeney
1878–1939
Marriage: 17 May 1900
Verna Marie Ipsen
1901–1996
Rulon Alvin Ipsen
1902–1972
Gordon Coleman Ipsen
1904–1961
Aletha Oline Ipsen
1905–1977
Kenneth Adelbert Ipsen
1908–1952
Clarice Ipsen
1910–1911
Donald Dean Ipsen
1910–1964
Muriel Mae Ipsen
1914–1990
Ray Wendell Ipsen
1917–1995
Paula Ipsen
1918–1977

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
17 May 1900
children

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1890

Age 12

Idaho is the 43rd state.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 18

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: reduced form of McSweeney , an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Suibhne ‘son of Suibhne’, a byname meaning ‘pleasant’.2 Americanized form of French Choinière ( see Choiniere ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Viola Ipsen in household of Alvin Ipsen, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Viola Sweeney Ipsen in household of Alvin Ipsen, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Viola Sweeney Ipsen in household of Alvin Ipsen, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"

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