Sylvan Oleen Josephson

3 March 1903–3 November 1983 (Age 80)
Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Sylvan Oleen

When Sylvan Oleen Josephson was born on 3 March 1903, in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States, his father, Andrew Joseph Josephson, was 37 and his mother, Sarah Emily Zundel, was 36. He married Jeanette Williams on 2 May 1929, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 3 November 1983, in Plymouth, Box Elder, Utah, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Plymouth Cemetery, Plymouth, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Sylvan Oleen Josephson
Jeanette Williams
Marriage: 2 May 1929
Boyd Oleen Josephson
Anna Marie Josephson
Gordon Garth Josephson
Gordon Garth Josephson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 May 1929Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.
    1914 · Hotel Brigham Built
    Age 11
    Constructed in two phases, 1914 and 1924, Hotel Brigham was originally built to house transient railroad workers.
    Age 24
    Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form (and a rare Swedish variant) of Swedish Josefsson or Josephsson: patronymic from the personal name Josef, Joseph . In Sweden the surname Josephson is mainly of Jewish origin (see 3 below).Americanized form of Norwegian and Danish Josefsen and Josephsen , cognates of 1.Jewish (Ashkenazic): patronymic from the personal name Joseph with the German element -sohn ‘son’.

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

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    Sources (46)

    • S Oleen Josephson in household of Joseph A Josephson, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Sylvan Olum Josephson in entry for Boyd Olum Josephson, "Oregon, Oregon State Archives, Marriage Records, 1906-1968"
    • Sylvan Oleen Josephson, "Utah, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1947"

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