Alvin Augustus Beesley

26 April 1873–26 September 1940 (Age 67)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Alvin Augustus

When Alvin Augustus Beesley was born on 26 April 1873, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Ebenezer Beesley Sr., was 32 and his mother, Sarah Hancock, was 33. He married Ruby Ross Pratt on 24 May 1894, in Salt Lake Temple, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake City Ward 3, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 20 years. He died on 26 September 1940, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Alvin Augustus Beesley
Ruby Ross Pratt
Marriage: 24 May 1894
Alvin Douglas Beesley
Jerrold Pratt Beesley Sr.
Marian Beesley
Horace Pratt Beesley
Irving Pratt Beesley
Orson Pratt Beesley
Sterling Ebenezer Beesley
Virgil Beesley

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 May 1894Salt Lake Temple, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 2
    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
    1875 · A New Civil Rights Act
    Age 2
    During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.
    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 23
    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

    English: variant of Beasley .

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

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    Alvin Augustus Beesley

    According to my father, Stanley Alvin, his grandpa was the Ward Music Conductor when he was a boy. "Once when grandpa was leading the Sacrament Meeting Orchestra and he looked out and noticed that lit …

    Sources (63)

    • Alvin A Beesley in entry for Beesley, "Utah, Salt Lake County Birth Records, 1890-1915"
    • Alvin A Beesley, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Alvin A Beesley in entry for Orson P Beesley and Vivian B Allbert, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"

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