Samuel Nelson Alger Sr.

26 April 1858–25 November 1911 (Age 53)
Payson, Utah, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Samuel Nelson

When Samuel Nelson Alger Sr. was born on 26 April 1858, in Payson, Utah, Utah, United States, his father, John Alger, was 37 and his mother, Sarah Ann Pulsipher, was 33. He married Ruth Elmina Pace on 3 February 1884, in Cleveland, Emery, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1860 and Helper, Carbon, Utah, United States in 1900. He died on 25 November 1911, in Cleveland, Emery, Utah, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in Cleveland Cemetery, Cleveland, Emery, Utah, United States.

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Samuel Nelson Alger Sr.
Ruth Elmina Pace
Marriage: 3 February 1884
Samuel Nelson Alger
Adella Alger
James Alva Alger
Edgar Alger
Grover Carlos Alger
Ralph Alger
Leo Lorraine Alger
Sarah Lapreal Alger
Merrill Alger
Zella Alger
Ruth Elmina Alger
Granville Alger

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 February 1884Cleveland, Emery, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1862 · Battle of Roanoke Island
    Age 4
    On February 7, 1862, General Burnside's expedition started with the Battle of Roanoke Island. The battle was mostly fought by the Union and Confederate Navy's. This was a Union victory.
    Age 5
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 17
    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Middle English personal name Alger. Pronounced with a soft g it is from Old French Alg(i)er, Aug(i)er (ancient Germanic Adalgari, composed of the elements adal ‘noble’ + gāri ‘spear’); see Auger . Pronounced with a hard g, it is a variant of Algar .Scottish and English: in Scotland, Alger may be a variant of Algeo .German: from a shortened form of the ancient Germanic personal name Adalgar (see 1 above).

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

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    Samuel Nelson Alger - Short life sketch

    BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF SAMUEL NELSON ALGER Samuel Nelson Alger, Sr., son of John Alger and Sarah Pulsipher, was born April 26, 1858 at Payson, Utah. The family was on its way to the southern part of …

    Sources (85)

    • Samuel Nelson Alger in entry for Granville Or Granvill Alger, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
    • Samuel N. Alger, "United States Census, 1900"
    • S N Alger in entry for Leo L Alger and Marie Price, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

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