Hessie Henrietta Sylvester

29 December 1889–23 December 1979 (Age 89)
Elsinore, Sevier, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Hessie Henrietta

When Hessie Henrietta Sylvester was born on 29 December 1889, in Elsinore, Sevier, Utah, United States, her father, James William Sylvester, was 25 and her mother, Mahala Charlotte Bell, was 23. She married George Joos on 6 August 1907, in Richfield, Sevier, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Osiris, Garfield, Utah, United States in 1920 and Election Precinct 8, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940. She died on 23 December 1979, in Draper, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Draper, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Joos
Hessie Henrietta Sylvester
Marriage: 6 August 1907
Virginia Louise Joos
Grace Joos
Vernon Casper Joos
James Bobbie Joos
Eugene Garth Joos
Dan Sylvester Joos

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 August 1907Richfield, Sevier, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    +9 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act
    Age 1
    This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
    1896 · Utah Becomes a State
    Age 7
    After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition. This condition was that the new state rewrite their constitution to say that all forms of polygamy were banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.
    1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment
    Age 24
    The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

    Name Meaning

    (1997: 6411;2007: 13869; 2010: 18896)English and German: from the Middle English and Latin personal name Silvester ‘dweller in the forest’ (a derivative of silva ‘wood’). The name was borne by three popes, including a contemporary of Constantine the Great, and seems to have been first used in England by clerics.

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

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    Story Highlight

    My memories of Grandam Joos

    When Ray and I were first married Grandma Joos lived in Draper Utah. We would always stop to say hi if we were in Salt Lake. She would always want to feed us. We would say we were fine but before w …

    Sources (34)

    • Hesse Sylvester in entry for Virginia Louise Joos, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
    • Hessie H Sylvester Joos in household of George Joos, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Hessie Sylvester, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

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