Iris Marjorie Alger

27 April 1915–1 December 2002 (Age 87)
Elmo, Emery, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Iris Marjorie

When Iris Marjorie Alger was born on 27 April 1915, in Elmo, Emery, Utah, United States, her father, Samuel Nelson Alger, was 30 and her mother, Julia Adelaide Sanderson, was 32. She married Kenneth Patterson Child on 9 December 1940, in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Castle Dale, Emery, Utah, United States in 1920 and Weston, Franklin, Idaho, United States in 2002. She died on 1 December 2002, in Preston, Franklin, Idaho, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Clinton Cemetery, Clinton, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Kenneth Patterson Child
Iris Marjorie Alger
Marriage: 9 December 1940
Ellis Nelson Child
Joel Richard Child

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  • Marriage
    9 December 1940Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
    Age 1
    Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
    1916 · No-Ni-Shee Arch
    Age 1
    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.
    Age 26
    Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Middle English personal name Alger. Pronounced with a soft g it is from Old French Alg(i)er, Aug(i)er (ancient Germanic Adalgari, composed of the elements adal ‘noble’ + gāri ‘spear’); see Auger . Pronounced with a hard g, it is a variant of Algar .Scottish and English: in Scotland, Alger may be a variant of Algeo .German: from a shortened form of the ancient Germanic personal name Adalgar (see 1 above).

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

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    Sources (23)

    • Iris Marjorie Alger Child in household of Kenneth Patterson Child, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
    • Iris Marjorie Alger, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Iris Alger Child in entry for Kenneth Patterson Child, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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