Opal Ardell Ison

20 October 1916–19 November 1994 (Age 78)
Miami, Gila, Arizona, United States

The Life of Opal Ardell

When Opal Ardell Ison was born on 20 October 1916, in Miami, Gila, Arizona, United States, her father, Edward Reese Ison, was 25 and her mother, Cora Melina Markham, was 17. She married Rodney Cardon Farnsworth Sr. in 1932, in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Bryce, Graham, Arizona, United States in 1920. She died on 19 November 1994, at the age of 78, and was buried in Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada, United States.

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Family Time Line

Rodney Cardon Farnsworth Sr.
1913–1963
Opal Ardell Ison
1916–1994
Marriage: 1932
Rodney Cardon Farnsworth Jr
1936–
Kent Reese Farnsworth
1937–1996
Vivian Lavon "Von" Farnsworth
1941–2013
Robin Larue Farnsworth
1945–1946
April Ardell Farnsworth
1948–2010
Melvin Lasalle “Mel” Farnsworth Sr.
1948–2014
(Stillborn) Farnsworth
1950–1950
Don Kay Farnsworth
1950–1950
Donna Kay Farnsworth
1950–1950
Ray Allen Farnsworth
1950–2016
Donna Kay Farnsworth
1951–2011

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1932
Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States
children

(11)

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1917

Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1917 · Joining the First World War

Age 1

Starting with the sinking of the RMS Lusitania, which killed 128 American citizens, and many other conflicts with trade from Germany. Congress held a special meeting that resulted in The United States declaring war on Germany. Formally entering the First World War.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 21

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic or metronymic from the Middle English personal name Ida , which was used for both sexes.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Opel Ison in household of Edward Ison, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Opal Ardell Ison Farnsworth in household of Rodney Cardan Farnsworth, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Opal Ardell Ison Farnsworth in household of Rodney Cardon Farnsworth, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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