John Rigby Webster

30 June 1826–3 October 1886 (Age 60)
Sutton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John Rigby

When John Rigby Webster was born on 30 June 1826, in Sutton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Henry Edward Webster, was 29 and his mother, Ann Rigby, was 21. He married Sarah Oades on 9 December 1848, in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Prescot, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1841 and Santa Catalina Island, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1860. He died on 3 October 1886, in Russell, Kansas, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Marshall, Kansas, United States.

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John Rigby Webster
Mary Scott
Marriage: 3 May 1851
Laura A. Webster
John S Webster
Mary Eliza Webster
Daniel William Webster
Florence Elizabeth Webster
Arthur Webster
1870–before 1880

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 May 1851Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 7
    The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
    Age 17
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: occupational name for a weaver, from Middle English webbester ‘weaver’ (Old English webbestre ‘female weaver’). By the time of surname formation, the gender distinction of the -stre suffix had almost completely disappeared. Compare Webb , Webber , and Weaver .History: The name Webster was brought to North America from England independently by several different bearers in the 17th and 18th centuries. One John Webster settled in Ipswich, MA, in 1635; another John Webster (died 1661), ancestor of the lexicographer Noah Webster, emigrated to Cambridge, MA, c. 1631 and later became one of the founders of the colony of CT, of which he was appointed governor in 1656. Daniel Webster (1782–1852), politician and orator, was born in Salisbury, NH, a descendant of Thomas Webster, a prominent 17th-century citizen of Ipswich, MA, whose family had settled there around 1635, while he was still a child.

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

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    (Elizabeth) Ann Rigby Webster

    Ann Rigby Webster Grandmother Ann Rigby Webster, daughter of John Rigby, was born in St. Helens, Lancashire, England, April 12, 1805. She was nearly 20 years old when she married Henry Webster of St …

    Sources (34)

    • John Webster in household of Henry Webster, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • John Webster, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
    • John Webster, "Kansas State Census, 1895"

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