Sylvanus Moroni Iverson

25 July 1879–24 April 1949 (Age 69)
Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Sylvanus Moroni

When Sylvanus Moroni Iverson was born on 25 July 1879, in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States, his father, James Morten Iversen, was 33 and his mother, Severine Jensen, was 41. He married Eliza Priscilla Sheffield on 19 December 1900, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Park City, Summit, Utah, United States in 1920 and San Diego, California, United States in 1947. He died on 24 April 1949, in San Diego, San Diego, California, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Brigham City Cemetery, Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Sylvanus Moroni Iverson
Eliza Priscilla Sheffield
Marriage: 19 December 1900
Sheffield Iverson
Melvin James Iverson
Elva Priscilla Iverson
Noble Vane Iverson
Edith Iverson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 December 1900Logan, Cache, Utah, United States
  • Children


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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.
    1890 · The Tabernacle is Dedicated
    Age 11
    On October 26, 1890, the Tabernacle was dedicated by Wilford Woodruff.
    1898 · War with the Spanish
    Age 19
    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

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Iver, Erik, Hjalmer, Lars, Selmer, Thor, Evald, Gunner, Helmer, Ingman, Jarl, Joneen.Americanized form of Norwegian, Danish, and North German Iversen and of Swedish Ivarsson (see Ivarson ), all cognates of 2 below.English (Kent and London): patronymic from Old Norse Ívarr, Iwar, Ivar, a compound of either ív ‘yew tree, bow’ or Ing (the name of a god) + ar ‘warrior’ or ‘spear’. Alternatively, the name might be a patronymic from the Welsh male personal name Ifor, itself from British Celtic Iūdomāros ‘lord’ + ‘great’, but if so, it is not clear that it survives today.

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

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    Sources (28)

    • Sylvanus Iverson in entry for Iverson, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
    • Sylvanus Iverson, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Sylvanus Iverson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

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