John Alfred Elison

14 June 1880–16 May 1952 (Age 71)
Grantsville, Tooele, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of John Alfred

When John Alfred Elison was born on 14 June 1880, in Grantsville, Tooele, Utah, United States, his father, John Alfred Elison, was 28 and his mother, Sophia Anderson, was 25. He married Mary Emily Adams on 5 October 1904, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Election Precinct 11 Deep Creek, Tooele, Utah, United States in 1900. He died on 16 May 1952, in Burley, Cassia, Idaho, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Valley Vu Cemetery, Malta, Cassia, Idaho, United States.

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John Alfred Elison
Mary Emily Adams
Marriage: 5 October 1904
Thera Elison
Lorada Elison
Lano Adams Elison
Annabell Elison
Okla Elison
Dau Elison
Elmo Elison
Rachel Elison

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 October 1904Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 10
    Idaho is the 43rd state.
    1896 · Utah Becomes a State
    Age 16
    After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition. This condition was that the new state rewrite their constitution to say that all forms of polygamy were banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.
    1900 · Gold for Cash!
    Age 20
    This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

    Name Meaning

    English (Lancashire): variant of Ellison .Americanized form (and a rare Swedish variant) of Swedish Elisson: patronymic from the personal name Elis, Swedish vernacular form of Elias .Americanized form of the Norwegian and Danish patronymic Eliassen or of the Swedish cognate Eliasson . Compare Eliason .

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

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    Brief Biography

    Born in Grantsville, UT, June 14, 1880, to John Alfred Elison or Eliason and Sophia Andersson. He was called Johnny even when he went on his mission. He was of medium build and light complexion with l …

    Sources (42)

    • John Elison in entry for Elison, "Idaho, County Birth and Death Records, 1883-1929"
    • John Alfred Elison, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • John A. Elison, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

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