John Thomas Biddle

7 November 1857–25 April 1923 (Age 65)
Walsall, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John Thomas

When John Thomas Biddle was born on 7 November 1857, in Walsall, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Gander Biddle, was 24 and his mother, Elizabeth Heath, was 22. He married Emma Delia Pearce on 4 January 1884, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Terrace, Box Elder, Utah, United States in 1880 and Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States for about 20 years. He died on 25 April 1923, in San Francisco, California, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Thomas Biddle
Emma Delia Pearce
Marriage: 4 January 1884
Emma Gertrude Biddle
John Herbert Biddle
Arthur E Biddle
Walter Scott Biddle Sr

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 January 1884Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 6
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1869 · Transcontinental Railroad Reaches San Francisco
    Age 12
    The first transcontinental railroad reached San Francisco in 1869. The Western Pacific Railroad Company built the track from Oakland to Sacramento. The Central Pacific Railroad Company of California built the section from Sacramento to Promontory Summit Utah. The railroad linked isolated California to the rest of the country which had far-reaching effects on the social and economical development of the state.
    Age 27
    Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Beadle .Americanized form of German Bittel or its variant Büttel, which is the standard form today.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Article from Ogden Standard-Examiner dated April 25, 1973

    This article was from an editorial dated April 25, 1973. John Thomas Biddle, 65, believed to be the oldest employee of the Southern Pacific Co. in years' service, died in the railroad hospital in San …

    Sources (19)

    • John Biddle in household of W G Biddle, "United States Census, 1880"
    • John T Biddle in entry for John H Biddle and Florence E Densmore, "Utah, Weber County Marriages, 1887-1939"
    • John Biddle in entry for Walter S Biddle, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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