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
1831–1887
Eliza Ellen Crockett
1835–
Marriage: 10 May 1857
Clarence E. Worth
1857–1872
Laura M. Worth
1861–

Spouse and Children

    Male1831–1887Male

    Eliza Ellen Crockett

    Female1835–Female

MARRIAGE
10 May 1857
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
children

(2)

    Clarence E. Worth

    Male1857–1872Male

    Laura M. Worth

    Female1861–Female

Parents and Siblings

    Captain Joseph Taber Worth

    Male1793–1861Male

    Sophronia Riddell

    Female1794–1872Female

siblings

(10)

    Edward Worth

    Male1814–1830Male

    Gorham Worth

    Male1817–1866Male

    Child Worth

    Male1818–1819Male

    Child Worth

    Male1819–1819Male

    Lavinia First Worth

    Female1820–1844Female

+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.
1837

Age 6

First Europeans settled.
1846

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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