David Neff

13 June 1871–10 December 1951 (Age 80)
East Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of David

When David Neff was born on 13 June 1871, in East Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Amos Herr Neff, was 46 and his mother, Catharine Elizabeth Thomas, was 28. He married Emma Elizabeth Hobson on 18 June 1902, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Election Precinct 1, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1920 and Township 6, Elko, Nevada, United States in 1940. He died on 10 December 1951, in Buhl, Twin Falls, Idaho, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Neff
Amy Ethel Chamberlin
Marriage: 11 October 1906
David Chamberlin Neff
Amy Ethel Chamberlin Neff
Emerson Chamberlin Neff

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  • Marriage
    11 October 1906Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1872 · The First National Park
    Age 1
    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
    Age 19
    Idaho is the 43rd state.
    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 25
    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.

    Name Meaning

    German and Swiss German: relationship name from Middle High German neve ‘nephew’ (later rather broader in application, like cousin in English), hence probably a distinguishing name for a close relation or familiar of a prominent personage. This surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine). In North America, this surname is also an altered form of the variant Naff .Dutch: variant of Neve , cognate with 1 above.Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Neffe ‘nephew’, cognate with 1 above.

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

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    Sources (34)

    • David Neff in entry for Emerson D Neff, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
    • David Neff, "United States Census, 1910"
    • David in entry for Emerson Chamberlin Neff and Beryl Jean Watts, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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