William Harris John Jr

18 June 1909–10 November 1970 (Age 61)
Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States

The Life of William Harris

When William Harris John Jr was born on 18 June 1909, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, his father, William Harris John, was 31 and his mother, Louisa Sophia Coleman, was 35. He married Melba Elizabeth Facer on 26 June 1929, in Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Salt Lake City Ward 6, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 10 November 1970, in Redwood City, San Mateo, California, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Harris John Jr
1909–1970
Melba Elizabeth Facer
1912–1985
Marriage: 26 June 1929
William John
1930–1930
Robert John
1932–2007
Marla John
1935–1999

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
26 June 1929
Salt Lake, Utah, United States
children

(3)

    Male1930–1930Male

    Robert John

    Male1932–2007Male

    Marla John

    Female1935–1999Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(1)

World Events (8)

1910 · The Hermitage Resort

Age 1

The Hermitage Resort was a mountain hotel that invited many to vacation there during the summers and winters. It was constructed by Billie Wilson, a Scottish immigrant, because he had a grand vision of building a grand hotel.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 1

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.
1927

Age 18

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

English, Welsh, German, etc.: ultimately from the Hebrew personal name yōḥānān ‘Jehovah has favored (me with a son)’ or ‘may Jehovah favor (this child)’.This personal name was adopted into Latin (via Greek) as Johannes, and has enjoyed enormous popularity in Europe throughout the Christian era, being given in honor of St. John the Baptist, precursor of Christ, and of St. John the Evangelist, author of the fourth gospel, as well as others of the nearly one thousand other Christian saints of the name. Some of the principal forms of the personal name in other European languages are Welsh Ieuan, Evan, Siôn, and Ioan; Scottish Ia(i)n; Irish Séan; German Johann, Johannes, Hans; Dutch Jan; French Jean; Italian Giovanni, Gianni, Ianni; Spanish Juan; Portuguese João; Greek Iōannēs (vernacular Yannis); Czech Jan; Russian Ivan. Polish has surnames both from the western Slavic form Jan and from the eastern Slavic form Iwan. There were a number of different forms of the name in Middle English, including Jan(e), a male name ( see Jane ); Jen ( see Jenkin ); Jon(e) ( see Jones ); and Han(n) ( see Hann ). There were also various Middle English feminine versions of this name (e.g. Joan, Jehan), and some of these were indistinguishable from masculine forms. The distinction on grounds of gender between John and Joan was not firmly established in English until the 17th century. It was even later that Jean and Jane were specialized as specifically feminine names in English; bearers of these surnames and their derivatives are more likely to derive them from a male ancestor than a female. As a surname in the British Isles, John is particularly frequent in Wales, where it is a late formation representing Welsh Siôn rather than the older form Ieuan (which gave rise to the surname Evan ). As an American family name this form has absorbed various cognates from continental European languages. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 .) It is used as a given name among Christians in India, and in the U.S. has come to be used as a surname among families from southern India.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Harris John, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • William H John, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • William H. John, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"

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