Evelyn Ballif

Brief Life History of Evelyn

When Evelyn Ballif was born on 2 April 1901, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, her father, Serge Frederick Ballif, was 41 and her mother, Zelnora Eliza Angell, was 42. She married Wilford Owen Woodruff on 20 June 1923, in Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She immigrated to Eastern, Floyd, Kentucky, United States in 1909. She died on 16 January 1995, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Logan Cemetery, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Wilford Owen Woodruff
Evelyn Ballif
Marriage: 20 June 1923
Truman Owen Woodruff
Jacquelyn Woodruff
Jacquelyn Woodruff
Serge Ballif Woodruff
Nathan Howard Woodruff

Sources (26)

  • Evelyn B Woodruff, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Evelyn Ballif, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
  • Evelyn B Woodruff, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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1902 · So Much Farm Land

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

1902 · The Utah Governor's Mansion

Built in 1902, the Utah Governor's Mansion is the official residence of the Governor of Utah and their family. The mansion was built using the finest materials by the finest craftsmen available, resulting in a quality and style like that of Eastern mansions. From 1957 to 1977, the Utah Historical Society occupied the mansion as a library, museum, and office space. In 1977, the residence underwent extensive renovations and was again reopened in 1980. In December 1993, a fire destroyed much of the mansion but, after another restoration, the historic building was restored to its original design with upgrades in case of another disaster threatened the home. It was listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1970.


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Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Spanish Lupe, Ana Isabel, Armando, Gonzalo, Guadalupe, Hilaria, Jose, Juan, Juan Carlos, Juana Maria, Macario, Mario.

German and Danish: habitational name from a place so named near Neubrandenburg, Germany.

Jewish (western Ashkenazic): most likely, metronymic from the hypocoristic form (using the suffix -lin) of the Yiddish female personal name Be(y)le (see Balin 1). Earliest bearers of the name spelling Bal(l)in or Bellin appear in available sources of Switzerland at the turn of the 14th–15th centuries.

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

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Evelyn (Ballif) Woodruff

Evelyn Ballif Woodruff passed away January 16, 1995 in Salt Lake City. Born April 2, 1901 to Serge F. and Zelnora Angell Ballif. Married Wilford Owen Woodruff June 20, 1923 in the Salt Lake LDS Tem …

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