Benjamin Lillywhite Jr

25 September 1843–7 May 1939 (Age 95)
South Tottenham, London, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Benjamin

When Benjamin Lillywhite Jr was born on 25 September 1843, in South Tottenham, London, England, United Kingdom, his father, Benjamin Lillywhite Sr, was 23 and his mother, Margaret Mitchell, was 18. He married Mary Lewis on 25 December 1865, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Collinston, Box Elder, Utah, United States in 1900 and Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 10 years. He died on 7 May 1939, in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in Brigham City Cemetery, Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Lillywhite Jr
Mary Lewis
Marriage: 25 December 1865
Catherine Lillywhite
Isabelle Lillywhite
Benjamin F. Lillywhite
Joseph Henry Lillywhite
Lewis Lillywhite
Mary Jane Lillywhite
William Mitchell Lillywhite
Daniel Horace Lillywhite
John Philip Lillywhite
James Ezra Lillywhite
Boy Lillywhite
Nellie Laverne Lillywhite

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 December 1865Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1851 · Brigham City is Settled
    Age 8
    In 1851, Brigham City is settled and named after Brigham Young.
    1868 · Impeach the President!
    Age 25
    Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

    Name Meaning

    English: nickname for someone with a complexion that was as ‘white as a lily’ (Middle English lilie). It was one much prized among the upper classes, distinguishing them from the brown complexions of the lower classes, who earned their living outdoors.Possibly an Americanized form (translation into English) of German Lilienweiss, a nickname, see above.

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

    Story Highlight

    Benjamin and Margaret's journey to America

    Benjamin Lillywhite Sr. and his wife, Margaret were converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the early 1840’s in London, England. Anxious to join the saints in Nauvoo, Illinois, …

    Sources (42)

    • Benjamin Lillywhite in entry for Isabell L Rouillier, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Benjmn Lillywhite, "United States Census, 1930"
    • Benjamin Lillywhite in entry for Joseph H Lillywhite and Martha Ann Rhine, "Utah, Weber County Marriages, 1887-1939"

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