Chloe Pierce

9 September 1922–16 March 1952 (Age 29)
Holden, Millard, Utah, United States

The Life of Chloe

When Chloe Pierce was born on 9 September 1922, in Holden, Millard, Utah, United States, her father, Willard Pierce, was 28 and her mother, Martha Ellen Johnson, was 25. She married Russell Melvin Snelson on 4 April 1942, in Springville, Utah, Utah, United States. She died on 16 March 1952, in Mona, Juab, Utah, United States, at the age of 29, and was buried in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Russell Melvin Snelson
Chloe Pierce
Marriage: 4 April 1942

Spouse and Children

4 April 1942
Springville, Utah, Utah, United States

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 1

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1923 · The Last Indian War

Age 1

The Posey War was to be considered the final Indian War in American history. It was a minor conflict, but it involved a mass exodus of Ute and Paiute from their land around current day Bluff, Utah. The natives were led by a chief named Posey, hence the name, who took his people into the mountains to try and escape his pursuers. The war ended after a skirmish at Comb Ridge. Posey was badly wounded, and his band was taken to a prisoner-of-war camp in Blanding. When Posey's death was confirmed by the authorities, the prisoners were released and given land allotments to farm and raise livestock.

Age 9

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

1 English, Welsh, and Irish: from the personal name Piers, the usual Norman vernacular form of Peter . In Wales this represents a patronymic ap Piers. In Ireland it represents a reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Piarais ‘son of Piaras’, a Gaelicized form of Piers.2 Americanized form of some similar-sounding Jewish surname.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Chloe Pierce in household of Austin Johnson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Chloe Pierce in household of Austin Johnson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Chloe Pierce Snelson in entry for Russell Melvin Snelson, "Utah, World War II Index to Army Veterans of Utah, 1939-1945"

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