William Alva Judy

2 December 1847–7 October 1946 (Age 98)
Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of William Alva

When William Alva Judy was born on 2 December 1847, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, his father, William Clark Judy, was 21 and his mother, Keziah Benson, was 22. He married Alseone Smith on 15 November 1869, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 7 daughters. He died on 7 October 1946, in Nampa, Canyon, Idaho, United States, at the age of 98, and was buried in Rexburg, Madison, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Alva Judy
Alseone Smith
Marriage: 15 November 1869
Melissa Kesiah Judy
William Aaron Judy
Elvira Judy
Merilla Judy
Elmina L. Judy
Angela Judy
Charlotte Judy
Ivie Josephine Judy
Junius Victor Judy

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 November 1869Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
    Age 10
    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.
    Age 16
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 28
    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of Swiss German Tschudy . Compare Juday .

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

    Possible Related Names


    Story Highlight

    Benson's Mill/ Benson's Settlement in Pottawattamie County, Iowa

    Benson's Mill Location This settlement was called many different things throughout its history: Benson’s Mill, Bullock’s Mill, and Benson’s Settlement. Its longitu …

    Sources (57)

    • William Alva Judy, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Wm. Alva Judie in entry for Charlotte Boynton & John Lee Parker, "Utah, County Marriages, 1871-1941" (image)
    • Wm. A. Judy in death & burial entry for Angeline Judy, "Utah, State Archives Records, 1848-2001"

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