Serge Frederick Ballif

Brief Life History of Serge Frederick

When Serge Frederick Ballif was born on 22 November 1859, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, his father, Serge Louis Ballif, was 38 and his mother, Elise Marie LeCoultre, was 34. He married Zelnora Eliza Angell on 23 July 1885, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Logan, Cache, Utah, United States in 1880. He died on 17 November 1942, in Oakland, Alameda, California, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Logan Cemetery, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Serge Frederick Ballif
Zelnora Eliza Angell
Marriage: 23 July 1885
Hazel Eliza Ballif
Serge Frederick Ballif Jr
Leonard Humbert Ballif
Zelnora Ballif
Rachel Ballif
Evelyn Ballif

Sources (54)

  • Serge F Baliff in household of Mary Thatcher, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Serge Frederick Ballif, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Serge Frederick Ballif, Sr in entry for Leonard H. Ballif, "Oregon, Oregon State Archives, Death Records, 1864-1967"

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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.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Spanish Lupe, Ana Isabel, Armando, Gonzalo, Guadalupe, Hilaria, Jose, Juan, Juan Carlos, Juana Maria, Macario, Mario.

German and Danish: habitational name from a place so named near Neubrandenburg, Germany.

Jewish (western Ashkenazic): most likely, metronymic from the hypocoristic form (using the suffix -lin) of the Yiddish female personal name Be(y)le (see Balin 1). Earliest bearers of the name spelling Bal(l)in or Bellin appear in available sources of Switzerland at the turn of the 14th–15th centuries.

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

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