Winslow Smith Cheever

6 September 1908–20 August 1994 (Age 85)
Provo, Utah, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Winslow Smith

When Winslow Smith Cheever was born on 6 September 1908, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, his father, Joseph Edwin Cheever, was 43 and his mother, Grace Libby Smith, was 43. He married Jessye Ruth Francom on 15 October 1937, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 20 August 1994, in Oxnard, Ventura, California, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Winslow Smith Cheever
Jessye Ruth Francom
Marriage: 15 October 1937
stillborn Cheever
Russell Francom Cheever
Baby Cheever
James LeRoy Cheever

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 October 1937Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1909 · The NAACP is formed
    Age 1
    Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
    1909 · Pioneer Park Opens
    Age 1
    A monument honoring the Provo pioneers and Indian war veterans was dedicated on July 24, 1909, as Pioneer Park opened to the public.
    Age 23
    The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

    Name Meaning

    English (of Norman origin): from Anglo-Norman French chivere, chevre ‘goat’ (from Latin capra ‘nanny goat’), applied as a nickname for an unpredictable or temperamental person, or a metonymic occupational name for a goatherd. This surname is now extinct in Britain.History: Born in London c. 1614, the son of spinner William Cheaver, Ezekiel Cheever came to Boston in June 1637. After a brief sojourn in New Haven, CT, he was master of the Boston Latin School from 1670 until his death in 1708. He had twelve children; his youngest son, also called Ezekiel, was the clerk to the court in the infamous Salem witchcraft trials of 1692.

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

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    Sources (26)

    • Winslow Cheever in household of Joseph Cheever, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Winslow Smith Cheever, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Winslow Smith Cheever, "Utah, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1947"

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