Cora Hansen

Brief Life History of Cora

When Cora Hansen was born on 12 April 1886, in Deweyville, Box Elder, Utah, United States, her father, Nels Peter Hansen, was 24 and her mother, Rhoda Ann Shelton, was 23. She married John Lyman Ballif Jr. on 2 April 1913, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Rexburg, Fremont, Idaho, United States in 1910 and United States in 1949. She died on 22 June 1964, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Lyman Ballif Jr.
1887–1954
Cora Hansen
1886–1964
Marriage: 2 April 1913
Marsha Ballif
1919–2004
John Lyman Ballif III
1926–2006

Sources (29)

  • Cora Ballif, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Cora Hansen, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
  • Cora Hansen Ballif, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

1896 · Utah becomes a state

After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition, that all forms of polygamy were to be banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.

1907 · Not for profit elections

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Lars, Nels, Niels, Thor, Jorgen, Knud, Holger, Morten, Nils, Einer, Johan.

Danish, Norwegian, Dutch, Flemish, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Hans . This is the most common surname in Norway. Compare Hanson 4 and also 2 below.

Americanized form of Norwegian, North German, Dutch, Flemish, and Danish Hanssen , a variant of 1 above. Compare Hansson 2.

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

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Cora Hansen

My grandpa (John Lyman Ballif III) got to attend a lot of plays and shows on the University of Utah campus due to his father being in charge of the ticket takers and ushers for the University Activiti …

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