John Melrose Barnson

12 November 1891–18 April 1941 (Age 49)
Junction, Piute, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of John Melrose

When John Melrose Barnson was born on 12 November 1891, in Junction, Piute, Utah, United States, his father, John Barnson, was 25 and his mother, Hannah Elmira Whitlock, was 19. He married Amy Brinkerhoff on 24 June 1912, in Piute, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Junction Election Precinct, Piute, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 18 April 1941, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 49, and was buried in Junction, Piute, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Melrose Barnson
Amy Brinkerhoff
Marriage: 24 June 1912
Lester Melrose Barnson
Cleonda Armitta Barnson
Della Barnson
Helen Elmira Barnson
Earl S. Barnson
Lorin Jay Barnson
Orin Ray Barnson
Carol Delain Barnson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 June 1912Piute, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 5
    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
    1896 · Utah becomes a state
    Age 5
    After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition, that all forms of polygamy were to be banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.
    1906 · Saving Food Labels
    Age 15
    The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

    Name Meaning

    Danish and North German: variant of Bahnsen . This surname is very rare in Germany.

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

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    Story Highlight

    News article of his death

    Melrose Barnson Dies from Injuries Received in Truck, Train Crash by Ella K. Ipson An accident, which claimed the life of a Junction man and seriously injured his son, occurred on Wednesday, Apri …

    Sources (43)

    • Melrose John Barnson in entry for Lester Melrose Barnson, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
    • John M Barnson, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • J M Barnson in entry for Lester M Barnson and Mary Lenora Frazier, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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