William Sewell

Male1 February 1850–23 October 1921

Brief Life History of William

When William Sewell was born on 1 February 1850, in Norfolk, England, United Kingdom, his father, Joseph Barnard Sewell, was 30 and his mother, Emily Ellett, was 33. He married Elizabeth Ann Robins on 29 August 1871, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in West Weber, Weber, Utah, United States in 1900 and Wilson, Weber, Utah, United States in 1910. He died on 23 October 1921, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Sewell
Elizabeth Ann Robins
Marriage: 29 August 1871
Fred George Sewell
Rose Bell Sewell
Mary Ell Sewell
Clara Emily Sewell
Henry William Sewell
Charles Bernard Sewell
Richard Sewell
Baby sewell

Sources (24)

  • William Sewell in household of Joseph Sewell, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Wm. Sewell in entry for Fred G. Sewell and Millie Bergstrom, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
  • William Sewell in entry for Mamie E. Hyland, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 August 1871Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 4

    Historical Boundaries: 1854: Weber, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Weber, Utah, United States


    Age 13

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

    Age 20

    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    Name Meaning


    from the Middle English personal name Siwal(d), Sewal(d), Old English Sigeweald, from sige ‘victory’ + weald ‘rule(r)’, or the corresponding Old Norse Sigvaldr. This name later became thoroughly confused with Sewal(d), from Old English Sǣweald (see Sewall ).

    habitational name from one or more places, such as Sewell (Bedfordshire), Seawell (Northamptonshire), Sywell (Northamptonshire), Showell in Steeple Barton (Oxfordshire), Showell in Little Tew (Oxfordshire), or Sowell in Kentisbeare (Devon), all meaning ‘seven springs’ (Old English seofon + wella). Compare Seawell .

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

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    Story Highlight

    Snapshot of the Life of William Sewell

    He was born in Yarmouth, England Died in Ogden, Weber, Utah Married Elizabeth Ann Robins 29 Aug 1871 Kaysville, Davis, Utah Son of Joseph Sewell and Emily Ellett Pioneers and prominent men of Utah . …

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