Alexander Edward Back

3 January 1912–8 January 2001 (Age 89)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Alexander Edward

When Alexander Edward Back was born on 3 January 1912, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, John Henry Back, was 55 and his mother, Mary Ann Edward, was 43. He married Juanita Merrill Larsen on 7 September 1935, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He lived in Laguna Niguel, Orange, California, United States in 1998 and Los Angeles, California, United States in 1997. His occupation is listed as assistant research director, kennicott copper in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He died on 8 January 2001, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Alexander Edward Back
Juanita Merrill Larsen
Marriage: 7 September 1935

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  • Marriage
    7 September 1935Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment
    Age 1
    The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.
    1916 · No-Ni-Shee Arch
    Age 4
    The No-Ni-Shee Arch was a temporary archway near the intersection of Main Street and South Temple in downtown Salt Lake City. The archway was built in 1916 for the Wizard of the Wasatch festival. The name No-Ni-Shee was derived from a mythical American Indian Salt Princess. Her tears caused the Great Salt Lake to be salty. The arch was dedicated to her and sprayed with salt water so that salt eventually crystallized on Main Street. The Wizard’s carnivals enlivened Utah’s summers for several years. The last Wizard of the Wasatch carnival was held in 1916, on the eve of World War I.
    1937 · The Neutrality Act
    Age 25
    The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    English (Devon, Kent, Sussex, and Norfolk): from the Middle English personal name Bakke (Old English Bacca). It is of uncertain origin, but may have been a byname in the same sense as 3.English: nickname from Middle English bakke ‘bat’, of uncertain application, perhaps a nickname for a person with poor eyesight, from the expression ‘blind as a bat’.English: from Middle English bakke ‘back’ (Old English bæc), hence a nickname for someone with a hunched back or some other noticeable peculiarity of the back or spine, or a topographic name for someone who lived on a hill or ridge, or at the rear of a settlement.

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

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    Sources (35)

    • Alexander Edward Back, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
    • A Edward Back, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Alexander Edward Back, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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