William Henry Cuthbert

29 July 1846–4 August 1864 (Age 18)
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of William Henry

When William Henry Cuthbert was born on 29 July 1846, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States, his father, Edward Cuthbert, was 31 and his mother, Susan McGee, was 27. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1848. He died on 4 August 1864, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 18, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edward Cuthbert
Susan McGee
Edward Cuthbert
William Henry Cuthbert
John Alexander Cuthbert Sr
Campbell Cuthbert
Eliza Jane Cuthbert
Susan Cuthbert
Joseph Cuthbert

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World Events (7)

1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized
Age 2
Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
1848 · Fire Destroys the Temple
Age 2
On October 9, 1848, an arsonists fire claimed everything but the outer walls of the Nauvoo Temple since the structure was made out of limestone and wood. It was meant to discourage the Saints that had fled to never come back.
1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World
Age 10
William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Cudbert, Old English Cuthbeorht, composed of the elements cūth ‘famous, well known’ + beorht ‘bright, famous’. The name was borne by a 7th-century Christian saint, bishop of Hexham and later of Lindisfarne, and remained popular because of his cult throughout the Middle Ages, especially in northern England and the lowlands of Scotland.Scottish: variant of Coubrough, an Anglicized and shortened form of McCoubrey , from Scottish Gaelic Mac Cuithbreith ‘son of Cuthbert’ (see 1 above).

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

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Union Vedette Newspaper Article 1864/08/05

Suicide--Wm. Cuthbert, son of Mr. E. Cuthbert blacksmith of the First Ward, committed suicide on Wednesday evening, at his father's residence, by shooting himself through the forehead with a pistol. …

Sources (14)

  • William H Cuthbert in household of Edward Cuthbert, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Wm Henry Cuthbert, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
  • William Cuthbert in household of Edward Cuthbert, "United States Census, 1850"

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