John Leonardo Hafen

Brief Life History of John Leonardo

When John Leonardo Hafen was born on 23 May 1880, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, John Hafen, was 24 and his mother, Thora Marionette Twede, was 18. He married Daisy Marie Nelson on 12 June 1907, in Salt Lake Temple, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Redlands, San Bernardino, California, United States in 1930 and Mission Judicial Township, San Bernardino, California, United States in 1940. He died on 21 June 1942, in Orange, Orange, California, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Hillside Cemetery, Redlands, San Bernardino, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Leonardo Hafen
Ellen Hansen Lowry
Marriage: 23 June 1909
Daisy Hafen
Zona Hafen
Marie Hafen
John Lowry Hafen
Mary Lavinta Hafen
Glen Hafen

Sources (37)

  • John Leo Hafen, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • John Leo Hafen, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • John Leo Hafen, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

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

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

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

South German: metonymic occupational name for a potter, from Middle High German hafen ‘pot’.

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

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J. Leo Hafen: Forgotten Photographer

Historical Notes Utah's Art Magazine February 2012 published by Artists of Utah J. Leo Hafen: Forgotten Photographer by Shawn Rossiter Photograp …

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