Joseph Maurice Skeen

12 December 1903–14 October 1983 (Age 79)
Warren, Weber, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Joseph Maurice

When Joseph Maurice Skeen was born on 12 December 1903, in Warren, Weber, Utah, United States, his father, Joseph Skeen, was 27 and his mother, Jane Zina Petrina Folkman, was 27. He married Ethel Amelia Wheeler on 8 June 1926, in Weber, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in West Warren, Weber, Utah, United States for about 10 years and West Warren Election Precinct, Weber, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 14 October 1983, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Warren, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Maurice Skeen
Ethel Amelia Wheeler
Marriage: 8 June 1926
LaMar Wheeler Skeen
Talmage Wheeler Skeen
Janet Skeen
Bryant Wheeler Skeen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 June 1926Weber, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.
    1908 · The Salt Lake City Union Pacific Depot
    Age 5
    Being listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Salt Lake City Union Pacific Depot dates to the more prosperous era in the history of American railroad travel. Originally called the Union Station, it was jointly constructed by the San Pedro, Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroads and the Oregon Short Line. The platforms behind the station ran north-to-south, parallel to the first main line built in the Salt Lake Valley. When Amtrak was formed in 1971, it took over the passenger services at the station, but all trains were moved to the Rio Grande station after it joined Amtrak. In January 2006, The Depot was opened as a shopping center that housed shops, restaurants and music venues.
    Age 24
    Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: habitational name from Skene (Aberdeenshire). A theory once popular with the Skene family is that the name derives from Gaelic sgian ‘knife’, but this has no foundation, since early bearers of the name indicate that it comes from a placename. Another candidate is Gaelic sceathan ‘thorn bush’.Irish: variant of Skehan .

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

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    Story Highlight

    Life story of Emma Sophia Manning Wheeler An autobiography written Jan 1951

    I have been asked by my grandson, Arthur Wheeler, who is working in genealogy to write my life story. I assume this task with a deep sense of humility and with the hope that some of the events of my …

    Sources (28)

    • Joseph Maurice Skeen, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
    • J Maurice Skeen, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Joseph Maurice Skeen, "Utah, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1947"

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