Nick Names

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 01
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1969
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s67p8wh3
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-24
Date Modified 2005-02-24
ID 326017
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s67p8wh3

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Title Nick Names
Description Prominent in the lore of the town of Ephraim in Sanpete County are the nick-names that people are called, and became known by. Often they were better known among their associates by their nicknames than by their given names. These names could be humorous or might be based on a particular characteristic of the individual, or could indicate a profession that a prominent member of the family may have followed, either here or in the old country. "Stump Annas" is said to have belonged to a Mr. Anderson who was short and stocky, while Dan, Ben, Andrew, and Tade "Wheelmaker" Jensen would suggest that making wheels was something the family did or had done. other names such as "Kinikinik," "Kesko," or "Hague," indicate which Olsen family a person belonged to. The Kesko Olsens have their origins in Kesgaard, Denmark, and so each of the nick names have their particular significance to long time residents of Ephraim. It has been requested that a listing of some of the nick-names of prominent citizens of Ephraim be included in this publication, as these, too, are becoming lost as time passes and more and more of the early residents leave us. The names on this list were brought-together by the late Frank Madsen and Emroy Johnson for Ross P. Findlay. As far as can be determined by examination of the list by people who lived here and knew the folks, the nicknames are authentic. 29
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 1
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326013
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s67p8wh3/326013