Levi Worthen

Male30 May 1860–9 June 1937

Brief Life History of Levi

When Levi Worthen was born on 30 May 1860, in Ava, Jackson, Illinois, United States, his father, James O Worthen, was 35 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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Levi Worthen
Lavina Crisler
Marriage: 19 August 1883
Edd Worthen
Annie Worthen
Edward Worthen
Rolla " Roy" Worthen
Bertie Worthen
Velma Worthen

Sources (12)

  • Levi Worthers, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Levi Worthen, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
  • Levi Worthen, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 August 1883Jackson, Illinois, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Siblings (13)

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    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.


    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: topographic name from Old English worthign ‘enclosure, homestead’ or a habitational name from any of several places so named, such as Worthen in Shropshire or Worthing in Norfolk.

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

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