David Orrin Rockwell

19 February 1860–29 August 1908 (Age 48)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States

The Life of David Orrin

When David Orrin Rockwell was born on 19 February 1860, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States, his father, Orrin Porter Rockwell, was 46 and his mother, Mary Ann Neff, was 30. He married Elizabeth Hunter Cook on 19 March 1890, in Tooele, Tooele, Utah Territory, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Sunshine, Tooele, Utah, United States in 1900. He died on 29 August 1908, in Vernon, Tooele, Utah, United States, at the age of 48, and was buried in Vernon Cemetery, Vernon, Tooele, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Orrin Rockwell
Elizabeth Hunter Cook
Marriage: 19 March 1890
Elizabeth P Rockwell
Mary Ann C Rockwell
Orin P Cook Rockwell
David Patterson Rockwell
Adam Cook Rockwell
Letitia Rockwell
Edson Rockwell
Ina Jean Rockwell

Spouse and Children

19 March 1890
Tooele, Tooele, Utah Territory, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 3

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 3

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 15

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places in Buckinghamshire and Somerset. The former was earlier Rockholt, and was so named from Old English hrōc ‘rook’ (perhaps a byname) + holt ‘wood’. The second element of the Somerset place is probably (and more predictably) Old English well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’ ( see Well ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • David Rockwell, "United States Census, 1900"
  • David Rockwell in entry for Letitia Mc Kemey Kahrs, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • David Rockwell in entry for Letitia Mckemey Kahrs, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"

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