William Herbert Withington

Male1 February 1835–27 June 1903

Brief Life History of William Herbert

When William Herbert Withington was born on 1 February 1835, in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, his father, William Withington, was 36 and his mother, Elizabeth Williams Ford, was 29. He married Julia Chittenden Beebe on 6 June 1858, in Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 27 June 1903, in Jackson, Jackson, Michigan, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Jackson, Jackson, Michigan, United States.

Photos and Memories (12)

Do you know William Herbert? Do you have a story about him that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

William Herbert Withington
Julia Chittenden Beebe
Marriage: 6 June 1858
Grace Withington
Richard W. Withington
Winfield H. Withington
Mary Bertha Withington
Katherine Winifred Withington
Philip Herbert Withington
Alice Hope Withington
Winthrop Jackson Withington

Sources (32)

  • William H Withington in household of Mary Withington, "Massachusetts State Census, 1855"
  • William Herbert Withington, "Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940"
  • William Herbert Withington, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 June 1858Michigan, United States
  • Children (8)

    +3 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 1

    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.


    Age 2

    Michigan is the 26th state.

    1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

    Age 19

    A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

    Name Meaning

    English (Lancashire): habitational name mainly from Withington in Lancashire and Cheshire, though occasionally from any of the other places so named in Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, and Staffordshire, or Witherington Farm in Standlynch (Wiltshire). The placenames derive from Old English wīthign ‘willow, willow copse’ + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’.

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

    Discover Even More

    As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

    Create a free account to view more about your family.
    Create a FREE Account
    Search for Another Deceased Ancestor
    Share this with your family and friends.