Samuel Nelson Alger

Brief Life History of Samuel Nelson

When Samuel Nelson Alger was born on 3 November 1884, in Huntington, Emery, Utah, United States, his father, Samuel Nelson Alger Sr., was 26 and his mother, Ruth Elmina Pace, was 17. He married Julia Adelaide Sanderson on 27 June 1906, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He immigrated to Vermont, United States in 1895 and lived in Castle Dale, Emery, Utah, United States in 1920 and Elmo, Emery, Utah, United States for about 20 years. He died on 5 December 1951, in Price, Carbon, Utah, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Castle Dale City Cemetery, Castle Dale, Emery, Utah, United States.

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Samuel Nelson Alger
Julia Adelaide Sanderson
Marriage: 27 June 1906
Afton Dee Alger
Samuel Nelson Alger
Zola Mariam Alger
Iris Marjorie Alger
Melvin J Alger
William K Alger

Sources (54)

  • Samuel N Alger, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Samuel N. Alger, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
  • Samuel Nelson Alger, "Utah, World War I County Draft Board Registers, Name Index, 1917-1918"

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Gold discovered at Witwatersrand. Johannesburg established.


Treaty of Vereeniging ends the second Anglo-Boer War. The Transvaal and Orange Free State are made self-governing colonies of the British Empire.

Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Alger. Pronounced with a soft g it is from Old French Alg(i)er, Aug(i)er (ancient Germanic Adalgari, composed of the elements adal ‘noble’ + gāri ‘spear’); see Auger . Pronounced with a hard g, it is a variant of Algar .

Scottish and English: in Scotland, Alger may be a variant of Algeo .

German: from a shortened form of the ancient Germanic personal name Adalgar (see 1 above).

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

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Samuel Nelson Alger - Short life sketch

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF SAMUEL NELSON ALGER Samuel Nelson Alger, Sr., son of John Alger and Sarah Pulsipher, was born April 26, 1858 at Payson, Utah. The family was on its way to the southern part of …

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