John Parkinson

29 August 1847–4 January 1931 (Age 83)
Wray, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John

When John Parkinson was born on 29 August 1847, in Wray, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Wadsworth Parkinson, was 22 and his mother, Elizabeth King, was 24. He married Lulu May Hall on 13 December 1875, in Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He lived in Cache, Utah, United States in 1860 and Portage, Box Elder, Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 4 January 1931, in Layton, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Portage, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Parkinson
Lulu May Hall
Marriage: 13 December 1875
Ellen Elizabeth Parkinson
Minnie Myrtle Parkinson
Ivy Mae Parkinson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 December 1875Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1850 · Industrial Revolution in Lancashire
    Age 3
    When the Industrial Revolution hit Lancashire, cotton mills started spring up everywhere. This helped the cotton industry to start booming even moreso in Lancashire.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 7
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
    1878 · Bacup Natural History Society
    Age 31
    The Bacup Natural History Society was established in 1878 in Lancashire. It holds a collection of over 4,000 photos, slides, and documents. It holds many different artifacts from military to fossils.

    Name Meaning

    English (mainly northern): patronymic from the Middle English personal name Parkin + -son. This surname has been established in Ireland since the 17th century.

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

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    Story Highlight


    Taken from a History of his mother and from the words told to me by Zina Harris, July 1959 - By Hazel Grover Riser John Parkinson was born in Lancashire, England, on the 29th day of August, 1847. H …

    Sources (20)

    • Jno Parkinson in household of Thos Parkinson, "United States Census, 1860"
    • John Parkinson in entry for Ellen E. Parkinson Grover, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • John Parkinson in household of Thomas Parkinson, "United States Census, 1870"

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