John Thomas World

30 October 1859–12 September 1925 (Age 65)
Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States

The Life Summary of John Thomas

When John Thomas World was born on 30 October 1859, in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States, his father, Caleb World, was 35 and his mother, Anna Maria Magdalena Walters, was 38. He married Ann Melvina Kathrine Jessen on 8 April 1891, in Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Salt Lake City Ward 3, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 20 years and Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1925. He died on 12 September 1925, at the age of 65, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Thomas World
Ann Melvina Kathrine Jessen
Marriage: 8 April 1891
Beulah World
Jesse T. World
Caleb William World
John Banair World

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 April 1891Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1861 · The 14th Brooklyn is Known as The Red Legged Devils
    Age 2
    The 14th Regiment New York State Militia, or 14th Brooklyn, was constituted on May 13, 1847. The 14th Brooklyn received the nickname “The Red Legged Devils” due to their vibrant red trousers. At the time, most Union regiments wore blue. The volunteer militia, led by Colonel Alfred M. Wood, consisted primarily of abolitionists from Brooklyn. They served between the years of 1861 through 1864 and were known for their grit and determination and never stood down from a fight.
    Age 4
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 22
    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    Name Meaning

    English (Hampshire): perhaps from Middle English world ‘world’ (Old English weorold), also used in the sense ‘eyes of the world, public opinion’, and so possibly for a person known to judge others.

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

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    Sources (28)

    • Jno T World in entry for John Banair World, "Utah, Salt Lake County Birth Records, 1890-1915"
    • John H World, "United States Census, 1900"
    • John T World, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

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