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.
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.
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