Byron Braithwaite Cheever

Male16 May 1922–20 March 2003

Brief Life History of Byron Braithwaite

When Byron Braithwaite Cheever was born on 16 May 1922, in Payson, Utah, Utah, United States, his father, George Albert Smith Cheever Sr, was 29 and his mother, Sarah Ellen Braithwaite, was 30. He married Maureen Christiansen on 17 February 1944, in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He immigrated to Port Huron, St. Clair, Michigan, United States in 1944 and lived in Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, United States in 1950. He died on 20 March 2003, in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Payson City Cemetery, Payson, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Byron Braithwaite Cheever
Maureen Christiansen
Marriage: 17 February 1944
Douglas Lee Cheever

Sources (25)

  • Byron Braithwaite Cheever in household of George Albert Smith Cheever, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Byron Braithwaite Cheever, "Utah, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1947"
  • Byron Braithwaite Cheever in household of George Albert Smith Cheever, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 February 1944Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States
  • Children (1)

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    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)

    1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

    Age 1

    Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

    1923 · Amendment of Equal Rights

    Age 1

    Is a proposed amendment to help guarantee equal legal rights for all citizens of the United States. Its main objective is to end legal distinctions between the two genders in terms of divorce, property, employment, and other legal matters. Even though it isn't the 28th Amendment yet, it has started conversations about the meaning of legal equality.

    1944 · The G.I Bill

    Age 22

    The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

    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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