Levi Worthen

30 May 1860–9 June 1937 (Age 77)
Ava, Jackson, Illinois, United States

The Life of Levi

When Levi Worthen was born on 30 May 1860, in Ava, Jackson, Illinois, United States, his father, James O Worthen, was 34 and his mother, Martha Caroline Garrett, was 30. He married Lavina Crisler on 19 August 1883, in Jackson, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Kinkaid Township, Jackson, Illinois, United States for about 20 years and Murphysboro, Jackson, Illinois, United States in 1937. He died on 9 June 1937, in Somerset Township, Jackson, Illinois, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Lone Oak Cemetery, Levan Township, Jackson, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Levi Worthen
1860–1937
Lavina Crisler
1863–1948
Marriage: 19 August 1883
Edd Worthen
1884–1963
Annie Worthen
1885–1900
Edward Worthen
1889–1963
Rolla " Roy" Worthen
1893–1977
Bertie Worthen
1903–1904
Velma Worthen
1905–1992

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
19 August 1883
Jackson, Illinois, United States
children

(6)

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    James O Worthen

    Male1826–1872Male

    Martha Caroline Garrett

    Female1829–1873Female

siblings

(13)

    Mary A Worthen

    Female1848–1860Female

    Female1851–1920Female

    Alfred L. Worthen

    Male1852–Male

    Catharine Worthen

    Female1855–Female

    Elmer Worthen

    Male1856–Male

+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

Age 1

Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.
1863

Age 3

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 21

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Worthen in Shropshire or Worthing in Norfolk, both named from Old English worðign ‘the enclosure’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Levi Worthers, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Levi Worthen in household of James Worthen, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Levy Worthen, "United States Census, 1920"

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