Joseph Hyrum Worley

26 March 1847–15 January 1919 (Age 71)
Lee, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Joseph Hyrum

When Joseph Hyrum Worley was born on 26 March 1847, in Lee, Iowa, United States, his father, Kleber Worley, was 46 and his mother, Ann Eliza Nodine, was 35. He married Maria Hansen Worley about 1880, in Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1860 and Alpine, Utah, Utah, United States in 1900. He died on 15 January 1919, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in American Fork Cemetery, American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Joseph Hyrum Worley
Maria Hansen Worley
Marriage: about 1880
Albert L. Worley
Anna Eliza Lydia Worley
May Worley
Ruby Ethel Worley
Pearl Tracy Worley
Joseph Kleber Worley
Goldburn Henry Worley
Marvel Marie Taylor

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  • Marriage
    about 1880Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
    Age 10
    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.
    Age 16
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1866 · The First Civil Rights Act
    Age 19
    The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

    Name Meaning

    English:habitational name with different origins. In the West Midlands this surname is most probably derived from Great or Little Wyrley in Norton Canes (Staffordshire). The placenames derive from Old English wīr ‘bog myrtle’ + lēah ‘wood, woodland clearing’. In the East Midlands, the name is possibly from Worlick in Ramsey (Huntingdonshire), the etymology of the which is uncertain. In northern England, possibly from Whirley in Over Alderley (Cheshire), which has the same etymology as the Staffordshire names. There may also be a further unlocated source of this habitational name in southern England.possibly an irregular variant of Wortley or Warley .

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

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    Sources (23)

    • Joseph Worley in entry for Goldburn Worley, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Joseph Worley in household of Kleaber Worley, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Joseph in entry for Goldburn H Worley and Esther Olivia Erickson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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