Eugene Jefferson Neff

29 March 1883–6 May 1957 (Age 74)
East Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Eugene Jefferson

When Eugene Jefferson Neff was born on 29 March 1883, in East Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Amos Herr Neff, was 57 and his mother, Eliza Anne Hughes, was 28. He married Ivy Louise Chamberlin on 10 November 1910, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Election Precinct 1, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1920 and Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1945. He registered for military service in 1917. He died on 6 May 1957, in East Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Eugene Jefferson Neff
Ivy Louise Chamberlin
Marriage: 10 November 1910
Eugene Chamberlin Neff
Ardis Neff
Wesley Chamberlin Neff
Richard Chamberlin Neff
Jeanne Neff

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 November 1910Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
    1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station
    Age 8
    Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
    1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor
    Age 20
    A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

    Name Meaning

    German and Swiss German: relationship name from Middle High German neve ‘nephew’ (later rather broader in application, like cousin in English), hence probably a distinguishing name for a close relation or familiar of a prominent personage. This surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine). In North America, this surname is also an altered form of the variant Naff .Dutch: variant of Neve , cognate with 1 above.Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Neffe ‘nephew’, cognate with 1 above.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Unforgettable Characters: Eugene J. Neff

    One of the chief compensations of a varied life and service is the fact of having met and learned from many fine people. In every community and in every stage of life one seems to come a little close …

    Sources (41)

    • Eugene Jefferson Neff, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
    • Eugene J Neff, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Eugene J Neff in entry for Richard Chamberlain Neff, "California, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945"

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