John Lyman Ballif Jr.

Brief Life History of John Lyman

When John Lyman Ballif Jr. was born on 9 August 1887, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, his father, John Lyman Ballif, Sr., was 23 and his mother, Emma Gurney Smith, was 22. He married Cora Hansen 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. He lived in Rexburg, Fremont, Idaho, United States in 1910 and United States in 1949. In 1919, his occupation is listed as mayor of rexburg idaho in Rexburg, Madison, Idaho, United States. He died on 15 March 1954, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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John Lyman Ballif Jr.
Cora Hansen
Marriage: 2 April 1913
Marsha Ballif
John Lyman Ballif III

Sources (39)

  • John Ballif, "United States 1950 Census"
  • John L. Ballif Or Baliff, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
  • John Lyman Ballif Jr, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"

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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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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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