John Niels Babcock

13 December 1842–24 April 1888 (Age 45)
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of John Niels

When John Niels Babcock was born on 13 December 1842, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States, his father, Rodolphus Babcock, was 42 and his mother, Jerusha Jane Rowley, was 40. He married Harriet Persis McKee on 22 October 1866, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 24 April 1888, in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 45, and was buried in Spanish Fork City Cemetery, Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States.

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John Niels Babcock
Harriet Persis McKee
Marriage: 22 October 1866
John Willard Babcock
Thomas Alburn Babcock
Adolphus Babcock
Harriet Persis Babcock
Pauline Maston Babcock
George David Babcock
Permelia Babcock
Hyrum Babcock
Susan Sophia Babcock
Branch Lorenzo Babcock

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 October 1866Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1845 · Oh My Father
    Age 3
    "In October 1845, the newspaper Times and Seasons published a poem written by Eliza R. Snow entitled ""My Father in Heaven."" It has become the well known hymn, ""Oh My Father."" The song is only one in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hymnbook that referrs to a Heavenly Mother."
    Age 4
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World
    Age 14
    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 (Lancashire): although the first element of this name would suggest it is derived from the Middle English personal name Babb (see Babb ), apparently it is a post-medieval form of Badcock, from the Middle English personal name Badecok, a pet form of Bade (see Bade ) + the diminutive suffix -cok. There is no reason why a Middle English Babbecok, a pet form of Babb (itself a pet form of Barbara ), should not have existed, but evidence has yet to be found.History: James Babcock settled in Portsmouth, RI, in 1642.

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

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    John Babcock was born 11 Nov 1842 in Nauvoo, Hancock County. His parents were Reodolphus and Jerusha Babcock. John was the 4th son of 8 children. He was five years old when the family left for Wint …

    Sources (29)

    • John Babcock, "United States Census, 1870"
    • John Babcock in entry for John Warrilow Bailey and Susie Sophia Prior, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • John Babcock in entry for Branch Lorenzo Babcock, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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