Catherine Gambrell

1 August 1804–8 October 1859 (Age 55)
Eythorne, Kent, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Catherine

Catherine Gambrell was born on 1 August 1804, in Eythorne, Kent, England, United Kingdom as the daughter of Thomas Gambrell and Elizabeth Hopley. She married Charles Ford on 28 November 1855, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. She died on 8 October 1859, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Ford
Catherine Gambrell
Marriage: 28 November 1855

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 November 1855Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (7)

    Age 4
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.
    1808 · The British West Africa Squadron
    Age 4
    The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 15
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    Name Meaning

    English (Kent): nickname perhaps for a lame person, someone with bad legs or a bent leg, from Old French gamberel (compare Middle French gamberel, a diminutive of Old French gambe ‘leg’). In modern English dialects gambrel denotes a ‘bent piece of wood or iron used by butchers for hanging or stretching out carcasses’ and ‘the joint in the upper half of a horse's hind leg, the hock’. Compare Modern French dialect gambier and English dialect gamber, which have the same senses as gambrel, while in Normandy gambier also signifies ‘someone with bad legs’.

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

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    Catherine Gambrell Ford Find a Grave

    Catherine Gambrell Ford Birth: Aug. 1, 1805 Kent, England Death: Oct. 8, 1859 Salt Lake City Salt Lake County Utah, USA ______________________________________________ DESERET NEWS, NOVEMBER 12, …

    Sources (11)

    • Katherine Gambrill, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
    • Catherine Ford, "Utah Deaths and Burials, 1888-1946"
    • Catherine Ford, "Utah, Salt Lake City Cemetery Records, 1847-1976"

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