Orvil Elihu Barrow

3 February 1898–19 September 1983 (Age 85)
Rigby, Jefferson, Idaho, United States

The Life Summary of Orvil Elihu

When Orvil Elihu Barrow was born on 3 February 1898, in Rigby, Jefferson, Idaho, United States, his father, Samuel Albert Barrow, was 33 and his mother, Lydia Jane Call, was 28. He married Florence Nielson on 23 January 1925, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States in 1920 and Gridley Judicial Township, Butte, California, United States in 1940. He died on 19 September 1983, in Gridley, Butte, California, United States, at the age of 85.

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Family Time Line

Orvil Elihu Barrow
Florence Nielson
Marriage: 23 January 1925
Allan Orvil Barrow

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 January 1925Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1900 · Gold for Cash!
    Age 2
    This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
    1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake
    Age 8
    A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
    1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack
    Age 25
    Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

    Name Meaning

    English:habitational name from any of numerous places called with Old English bearo, bearu ‘grove’ (dative bear(o)we, bearuwe) or Old English beorg, dative beorge (Middle English berwe, barwe) ‘mound, tumulus’, for example in Cheshire, Derbyshire, Gloucestershire, Lancashire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Shropshire, Suffolk, and Somerset, or a topographic name with the same meaning.habitational name from Barrow in Furness, Lancashire, which is named with an unattested Celtic word, barr, here meaning ‘promontory’, + Old Norse ey ‘island’.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Orvil Elihu Barrow

    Orvil grew up in Rigby Idaho. He moved to Gridley CA when his mother had to leave Idaho due to health reasons. He was a farmer. Orvil served a mission for the LDS church in the Sourther States Mi …

    Sources (25)

    • Orvill Elihue Barrow, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
    • Orvil Elihu Barrow, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Orvil Elihu Barrow, "California, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"

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