Reuel Johnson Alder

17 March 1886–5 September 1958 (Age 72)
Preston, Oneida, Idaho, United States

The Life Summary of Reuel Johnson

When Reuel Johnson Alder was born on 17 March 1886, in Preston, Oneida, Idaho, United States, his father, Alfred William Alder, was 35 and his mother, Sarah Christina Jensen, was 20. He married Josephine Groesbeck in 1905, in Springville, Utah, Utah, United States. He lived in Salt Lake City Ward 4, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 5 September 1958, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Reuel Johnson Alder
Ada Davis
Marriage: 21 November 1916
Marcella Alder
Lucile Alder
Guy Davis Alder
Howard Davis Alder
Louise Alder
Beth Alder
Maurine Alder
Ilene Alder
Ada Alder
Paul Davis Alder

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 November 1916Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act
    Age 4
    This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
    1898 · Paper Money Becomes Sole Currency
    Age 12
    Paper money had been scarce in Preston until the year 1898. Script currency was used which contained the promise of goods or services rather than paper money. In 1898, script was discontinued and “a lithographed article, much resembling the greenback” was used instead. At first the transition was awkward as nearest bank was located in Logan, Utah. Paper currency became plentiful soon after.
    1906 · Saving Food Labels
    Age 20
    The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

    Name Meaning

    English: topographic name for someone living by an alder tree or by a group of alders, from Middle English al(d)re, alder.German: variant of Alter .German: status name for a senior, from Middle High German althērre ‘(respected) older gentleman’.

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

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    Sources (72)

    • 1913 - John Alder in entry for Alder (unnamed daughter), "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
    • Reuel J Alder, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Reuel J. Alder, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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