Henry Ellam Worthen

30 June 1839–28 May 1916 (Age 76)
Frodsham, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Henry Ellam

When Henry Ellam Worthen was born on 30 June 1839, in Frodsham, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Worthen, was 21 and his mother, Ann Hannah Ellam, was 22. He married Caroline Whitmill on 1 January 1867. They were the parents of at least 6 daughters. He immigrated to New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States in 1842 and lived in Cheshire, England, United Kingdom in 1841 and Salt Lake City Ward 1, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1900. He died on 28 May 1916, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Henry Ellam Worthen
Annie Shores Greensides
Marriage: 28 August 1880
Edith May Worthen
Lester Henry Worthen
Phoebe Worthen
Edgar Alfred Worthen
Emelyn Worthen
Stanley Franklin Worthen
Martha Worthen
Mary Worthen
Leah Cracroft Worthen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 August 1880Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 7
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 9
    Find A Grave website photo indicates establishment of the cemetery in 1848. Located at the NE corner of 4th Avenue and N Street. Salt Lake City Cemetery is in The Avenues neighborhood of Salt Lake City, Utah. Approximately 120,000 persons are buried in the cemetery. Many religious leaders and politicians, particularly many leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) lie in the cemetery. It encompasses over 250 acres and contains 9 1?2 miles of roads. It is the largest city-operated cemetery in the United States. The first burial occurred on September 27, 1847, when George Wallace buried his child, Mary Wallace. The burial was two months after the Mormon pioneers had settled the Salt Lake Valley. In 1849, George Wallace, Daniel Wells, and Joseph Heywood surveyed 20 acres at the same site for the area's burial grounds. In 1851, Salt Lake City was incorporated and the 20 acres officially became the Salt Lake City Cemetery with George Wallace as its first sexton.
    Age 24
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English: topographic name from Old English worthign ‘enclosure, homestead’ or a habitational name from any of several places so named, such as Worthen in Shropshire or Worthing in Norfolk.

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

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    Sources (61)

    • Henry Worthing, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Henry Worthen in entry for Thomas Graybill and Anne Ness, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
    • Henry in entry for Caroline Theresa Worthen, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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