Joseph Ericksen Bitter

24 March 1891–24 October 1984 (Age 93)
Logan, Cache, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Joseph Ericksen

When Joseph Ericksen Bitter was born on 24 March 1891, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, his father, Joseph Bitter, was 26 and his mother, Eliza Clowsina Ericksen, was 24. He married Ruth Molinda Bunderson on 2 June 1915, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Rexburg, Madison, Idaho, United States in 1930 and Rexburg Election Precinct 1, Madison, Idaho, United States in 1940. He died on 24 October 1984, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Ericksen Bitter
Ruth Molinda Bunderson
Marriage: 2 June 1915
Joseph Melvin Bitter
Maxine Bitter
Grant Bunderson Bitter
Anthony Bitter
Ruth Bitter
Lund Bitter

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 June 1915Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    +7 More Children

    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.
    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
    Age 25
    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.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: German Gerhardt, Hans, Heinrich, Jutta, Volker.Dutch and German: from Dutch or German bitter ‘harsh, bitter’, hence a nickname for a sour, embittered, or severe person.German: from an agent derivative of Middle High German bitten ‘to bid’, hence a nickname or occupational name for a bidder, broker, the municipal alms collector, or a suitor. Compare Bitner .

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

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    Sources (55)

    • Joseph E Bitter in household of Joseph Bitter, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Joseph Erickson in entry for George Rytting and Maxine Bitter, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • J E Bitter in entry for Grant Bunderson Bitter, "Utah, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1947"

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