Roswell Cole Belnap

Brief Life History of Roswell Cole

When Roswell Cole Belnap was born on 27 January 1881, in Hooper, Weber, Utah, United States, his father, Gilbert Rosel Belnap, was 34 and his mother, Sarah Jane Cole, was 28. He married Inez Powell on 15 August 1911, in Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 20 years and United States in 1949. He died on 18 January 1961, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Roswell Cole Belnap
Inez Powell
Marriage: 15 August 1911
Ruth Ellen Belnap
Helen Leone Belnap
Margaret Sarah Belnap
Elizabeth Powell Belnap
Mary Inez Belnap
Rebecca Jane Belnap

Sources (52)

  • Rossell Belnap, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Roswell C. Belknap, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
  • Roswell Cole Belnap, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"

World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.


Weber comes from John Henry Weber, an early fur trader. The university opened for students on January 7, 1889. By the late 1920's, the college was in financial difficulty and the Utah Legislature passed a law allowing the purchase of both Weber College and Snow College from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In 1954 the college moved from downtown Ogden the southeast bench area of the city where it resides currently.

1902 · So Much Farm Land

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Belknap .

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

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