Benjamin Ammon Ketchum

15 December 1840–8 May 1904 (Age 63)
Dearborn, Platte, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of Benjamin Ammon

When Benjamin Ammon Ketchum was born on 15 December 1840, in Dearborn, Platte, Missouri, United States, his father, Joseph John Ketchum, was 40 and his mother, Sophia Elizabeth Parsons, was 25. He married Marrietta Smith on 22 December 1891, in Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1850. He died on 8 May 1904, in Bench Creek, Wasatch, Utah, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Woodland, Summit, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Ammon Ketchum
Marrietta Smith
Marriage: 22 December 1891
Lavera Ketchum
Ireta Ketchum
Francis Ketchum

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 December 1891Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (7)

    Age 6
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 20
    In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
    Age 23
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Ketcham .

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

    Possible Related Names


    Story Highlight

    Obituaries from the Davis County Clipper Newspaper; Salt Lake Tribune Newspaper; Salt Lake Telegram Newspaper; and Deseret Evening News Newspaper.

    BENJAMIN AMMON KETCHUM WOODLAND FATAL RUNAWAY Benjamin Ketchum of Bench Creek Meets With Sudden Death Woodland, Summit County, May 11—A shocking runaway accident occurred at Bench creek in Wasat …

    Sources (22)

    • Benjamin A. Ketchum, "Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951"
    • Benjamin Meeley in household of Lewis Meeley, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Benjamin A Ketchum, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

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