James Wilson Nibley

16 November 1840–2 August 1896 (Age 55)
Whitburn, West Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of James Wilson

When James Wilson Nibley was born on 16 November 1840, in Whitburn, West Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, James Nibley, was 30 and his mother, Jean Wilson, was 25. He married Elizabeth Russell Archibald on 20 January 1865, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Newbattle, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1841. He died on 2 August 1896, in Baker City, Baker, Oregon, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Baker City, Baker, Oregon, United States.

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James Wilson Nibley
Elizabeth Russell Archibald
Marriage: 20 January 1865
James A Nibley
Cyrus A Nibley
Wilson Nibley
Elizabeth Jean Nibley
Jean Nibley
Charles Henry Nibley
William Archibald Nibley

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 January 1865Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    1843 · The Disruption in the Church of Scotland
    Age 3
    The Disruption of 1843 was a division within the Church of Scotland, which 474 evangelical ministers of the Church broke away from the Church to form the Free Church of Scotland. They didn’t reject the principles of the Church of Scotland but were trying to establish a purer version of the Church without the King or Parliament being its head. It had huge effects not only within the Church of Scotland, but also with Scottish civic life.
    Age 23
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Middle English female personal name Sibily, Old French Sibilie, from Latin Sibilia, from Greek Sibylla, a title of obscure origin borne by various oracular priestesses in classical times. In Christian mythology the sibyls came to be classed as pagan prophets (who had prophesied the coming of Christ), and hence the name was an acceptable one that could be bestowed on a Christian child.

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

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    Henry C Taggart Letter - 21 March 1920

    San Francisco, Calif. March 21st. 1920. My dear Virgil:- Your joint card came to hand several days ago and on account of being out of town most of the time and being very busy have had no opportu …

    Sources (24)

    • James Nibley in entry for Cyrus Nibley, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • James Nibley in household of James Nibley, "United States Census, 1860"
    • James Nibley in entry for Osmond Nibley and Hazel Casey, "Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950"

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