Edward R. Worth

5 May 1831–7 May 1887 (Age 56)
Nantucket, Nantucket, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Edward R.

When Edward R. Worth was born on 5 May 1831, in Nantucket, Nantucket, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Captain Joseph Taber Worth, was 37 and his mother, Sophronia Riddell, was 36. He married Eliza Ellen Crockett on 10 May 1857, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 7 May 1887, in Melrose, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Malden Island, Line Islands, Kiribati.

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Family Time Line

Edward R. Worth
Eliza Ellen Crockett
Marriage: 10 May 1857
Clarence E. Worth
Laura M. Worth

Spouse and Children


    Eliza Ellen Crockett


10 May 1857
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States


    Clarence E. Worth


    Laura M. Worth


Parents and Siblings

    Captain Joseph Taber Worth


    Sophronia Riddell




    Edward Worth


    Gorham Worth


    Child Worth


    Child Worth


    Lavinia First Worth


+5 More Children

World Events (7)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Age 6

First Europeans settled.

Age 15

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places named Worth, for example in Cheshire, Dorset, Sussex, and Kent, from Old English worð ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. The vocabulary word probably survived into the Middle English period in the sense of a subsidiary settlement dependent on a main village, and in some cases the surname may be a topographic name derived from this use.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Edward R Worth in household of Joseph T Worth, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Edward R. Worth, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • Edward R. Worth, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1841-1915"

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