When John Golding was born in December 1860, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Robert Jackson Golding, was 36 and his mother, Rachel Newton, was 23. He married Hannah Simpson on 19 July 1894, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1900. He died on 29 June 1901, in San Francisco, California, United States, at the age of 40, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.
English: from the Middle English personal name Golding, in form a patronymic from Golda (see Gold ).
Irish: adopted for Mag Ualghairg, see McGoldrick .
German: patronymic from a short form of an ancient Germanic personal name formed with gold ‘gold’.