Genevra Ellen Molen

16 April 1845–2 November 1926 (Age 81)
Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Genevra Ellen

When Genevra Ellen Molen was born on 16 April 1845, in Hancock, Illinois, United States, her father, Jesse Molen, was 39 and her mother, Laurany Huffaker, was 35. She married Stephen Weeks Ross Jr. on 25 December 1866, in Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Mountain Dell, Uintah, Utah, United States in 1900 and Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States for about 10 years. She died on 2 November 1926, in Tridell, Uintah, Utah, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Maeser Fairview Cemetery, Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Stephen Weeks Ross Jr.
Genevra Ellen Molen
Marriage: 25 December 1866
Lurany Jane Ross
Stephen Montgomery Ross
Michael Adrian Ross
Jesse Edgar Ross
John Wesley Ross
William Simpson Ross
Francis Alexander Ross
Perletta Inez Ross
Margaret Lillian Ross
Forest Molin Ross
Warren Leone Ross
Genevra Ellen Ross

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 December 1866Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized
    Age 3
    Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
    1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.
    Age 22
    This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

    Name Meaning

    Swedish (Molén): ornamental or topographic name from mo ‘sandy heath’ + the adjectival suffix -én, a derivative of Latin -enius ‘relating to’, with intrusive -l- for euphony, or from the root of Latin molinarius ‘miller’ or mola ‘mill’ + the suffix -én, derived from Latin -inius ‘relating to’.Dutch and Flemish: very rare variant of Vandermolen and, in North America, (also) a shortened form of this.

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

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    Story Highlight


             Genevra Ellen Molen was born 16 April 1845 in Camp Creek, Hancock, Illinois to Jesse and Laurany Huffaker Molen.               Her father was born in Virginia and moved to Kentucky when he wa …

    Sources (41)

    • Genevia Ross, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Geneva Morton in entry for Stephen Montgomery Ross (1935), "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Ginavara E Ross in household of Stephen W Ross, "United States Census, 1910"

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