Owen Levern Barrus

21 March 1878–7 January 1948 (Age 69)
Grantsville, Tooele, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Owen Levern

When Owen Levern Barrus was born on 21 March 1878, in Grantsville, Tooele, Utah, United States, his father, Owen Henry Barrus, was 24 and his mother, Olive Deseret McBride, was 19. He married Frances Maud Cook on 19 May 1903, in Owinza, Lincoln, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1930 and Depot Election Precinct, Lemhi, Idaho, United States in 1940. He died on 7 January 1948, in Salmon, Lemhi, Idaho, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Salmon City Cemetery, Salmon, Lemhi, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Owen Levern Barrus
Frances Maud Cook
Marriage: 19 May 1903
Sarah Henrietta Barrus
George Golden Karlson Barrus
Myrtle Olive Barrus
Hamilton Leverne Barrus
Garnet Henry Barrus
Ross Alma Barrus
Owen Max Barrus
Earl E Barrus

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 May 1903Owinza, Lincoln, Idaho, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 3
    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 18
    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.
    1898 · War with the Spanish
    Age 20
    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Barrows .

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

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    Story Highlight

    The Stuff Life is Made Of

    The Stuff Life is Made Of Owen Henry Barrus had a motto, “Don’t let your work get ahead of you; always keep ahead of your work!” He was a good organizer and a very hard worker. His day usually sta …

    Sources (83)

    • Levern Barrus in entry for Garnet Barrus, "Idaho, County Birth and Death Records, 1883-1929"
    • Owen Laverne Barrus, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Lavern Barrus in entry for Bert J Wood and Olive M Barrus, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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