John Balfour

3 December 1867–24 December 1945 (Age 78)
Willington, Durham, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John

When John Balfour was born on 3 December 1867, in Willington, Durham, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Balfour, was 38 and his mother, Eliza Young, was 34. He married Rasminnie Nielsen on 7 January 1897, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1930 and Rural, South Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1945. He died on 24 December 1945, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Balfour
Rasminnie Nielsen
Marriage: 7 January 1897
John David Balfour
Andrew Young Balfour
Jean Craig Balfour
Joseph Balfour
Gaius Balfour
Ronald Balfour
Malcolm Balfour
Louise Balfour
Marcus Leonard Balfour
Anna Eliza Balfour

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 January 1897Logan, Cache, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1868 · Impeach the President!
    Age 1
    Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.
    Age 3
    British troops withdraw from Australia.
    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act
    Age 23
    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.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: habitational name from any of several places in eastern Scotland named with Gaelic bail(e) ‘village, farm, house’ + pùir, genitive case of pór ‘pasture, grass’ (lenited to phùir in certain contexts). The second element is akin to Welsh pawr ‘pasture’. The principal British family bearing this name derives it from the barony of Balfour in the parish of Markinch, Fife. According to the traditional pronunciation, the accent falls on the second syllable, but these days it is found more commonly on the first.

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

    Story Highlight

    Idle Brains

    Elder John Balfour, speaking to Brighton Ward: “We must not be idle, but up and doing, for idle brains of children become rusty.” Source: Minutes, Feb. 9, 1908, Brighton Ward, Pioneer Stake, Genera …

    Sources (54)

    • John Balfour in entry for Malcom Balfour, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • John Balfour, "United States Census, 1900"
    • John Balfour in entry for William Russell Williams and Jean Sadler, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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