Joseph Murphy Ferrin

5 April 1911–7 August 1984 (Age 73)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Joseph Murphy

When Joseph Murphy Ferrin was born on 5 April 1911, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Moroni Daniel Ferrin, was 48 and his mother, Nancy Victoria Murphy, was 38. He married Gretchen Leonora Greenlee on 25 November 1938, in Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Utah, United States in 1935 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 7 August 1984, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Cottonwood Heights, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Murphy Ferrin
1911–1984
Gretchen Leonora Greenlee
1916–2004
Marriage: 25 November 1938
Joyce Ann Ferrin
1940–2015

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 November 1938Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1912 · The Girl Scouts
    Age 1
    Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
    1912 · The Capitol Building
    Age 1
    As time passed, smaller buildings became inadequate to house the local leaders and the territory legislator, so a call for a new permanent capitol building became an item of discussion. Several of people requested that Salt Lake City donate 20 acres of land for the construction of a new Capitol building, but plans were put on hold until Utah gained statehood in 1896. After the new state legislature passed the approval for the building of the Capitol, funding was secured and the search for a site was underway. One of the more popular sites considered was located on Fort Douglas property, but it was decided to construct it on the original 20 acres site now known as Capitol Hill. The Capitol has been renovated multiple times since its original construction, to better stabilize the structure to be able to withstand a 7.3 magnitude earthquake and to demonstrate the history of the state. The Capitol was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.
    1931
    Age 20
    The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

    Name Meaning

    Irish: variant of Ferron 3 or a shortened form of McFerrin . Also compare with Farren .English: variant of Ferron .Spanish (Ferrín): from a derivative of ferro ‘iron’.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Ferron

    Sources (25)

    • Joseph Murphy Ferrin, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
    • Joseph Murphy Ferrin, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
    • Joseph Murphy Ferrin, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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