Sewell Massey

16 June 1899–25 August 1978 (Age 79)
Manassa, Conejos, Colorado, United States

The Life of Sewell

When Sewell Massey was born on 16 June 1899, in Manassa, Conejos, Colorado, United States, his father, John Delmar Massey, was 41 and his mother, Cyntha Francis Jarrell, was 35. He married Ora A Pope on 24 December 1921. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Election Precinct 6 Maeser, Uintah, Utah, United States in 1940 and Utah, United States in 1955. He died on 25 August 1978, in Roosevelt, Duchesne, Utah, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Vernal Memorial Park, Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Sewell Massey
Ora A Pope
Marriage: 24 December 1921
Ora Virginia Massey
Boyd Mars Massey
Garnett Norvan Massey
Jarrell M. MASSEY
Robert Sewell Massey

Spouse and Children

24 December 1921


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1916 · Parcel Post Bank Constructed

Age 17

"The Bank of Vernal is constructed in 1916, using bricks from Salt Lake City. Later on the bank of Vernal is known as the """"Parcel Post Bank"""" because the bricks used in constructing the building are mailed to Vernal because it is the cheapest method at the time."

Age 21

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish (of Norman origin) and French: habitational name from any of various places in northern France which get their names from the Gallo-Roman personal name Maccius + the locative suffix -acum.2 English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Marcy in La Manche. This surname is preserved in the English place name Stondon Massey.3 English: from a pet form of Matthew .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sewell Massey, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Sewell Massey Massey, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Sewell Massey, "United States Census, 1930"

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