Sylvia Christeen Garff

30 April 1879–17 December 1960 (Age 81)
Logan, Cache, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Sylvia Christeen

When Sylvia Christeen Garff was born on 30 April 1879, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, her father, Christian Nielsen Garff, was 31 and her mother, Augusta Elizabeth Hanson, was 25. She married James Henry Ball on 15 June 1905, in Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1930 and Salt Lake City Ward 1, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940. She died on 17 December 1960, at the age of 81, and was buried in City View Memoriam Mausoleum, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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James Henry Ball
Sylvia Christeen Garff
Marriage: 15 June 1905
Dorothy Ball
James Robert Ball

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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
Age 2
Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1896 · Utah becomes a state
Age 17
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.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley
Age 22
President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

Name Meaning

Possibly English: unexplained.

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

Sources (19)

  • Sylvia Christeen Garff Ball, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Silvia A. Garff in household of Christian Garff, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Sylva C Garff in household of Christian Garff, "United States Census, 1880"

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