William Edward Simpson

17 May 1863–7 November 1926 (Age 63)
Butterknowle, Durham, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William Edward

When William Edward Simpson was born on 17 May 1863, in Butterknowle, Durham, England, United Kingdom, his father, Valentine Simpson, was 28 and his mother, Charlotte Nicholson, was 26. He married Electa Sophronia Miles on 1 September 1881, in Hooper, Weber, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He immigrated to New York City, New York, United States in 1865 and lived in Hooper Election Precinct, Weber, Utah, United States in 1900. He died on 7 November 1926, in Hooper, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Hooper Cemetery, Hooper, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Edward Simpson
Electa Sophronia Miles
Marriage: 1 September 1881
William Edwin Simpson
Ada May Simpson
Charles Henry Simpson
George Valentine Simpson
Nellie Pearl Simpson
Luella Simpson Moore
Verna Electa Simpson
Archibald "Archie" Miles Simpson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 September 1881Hooper, Weber, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
    1865 · The Assassination of a President
    Age 2
    "While attending the play ""Our American Cousin"" in Ford's Theatre, actor John Wilkes Booth climbed up the stairs to the suite that President Abraham Lincoln and his wife resided. Once inside the suite Booth pulled out his pistol and shot The President in the head. In critical condition The President was carried out of the theatre for urgent medical attention. Unfortunately, Lincoln died the following day. Abraham Lincoln was the first American president to be assassinated, and his death caused a period of national mourning both in the North and South."
    1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children
    Age 17
    School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish (Lanarkshire) and English: patronymic from the Middle English and Older Scots personal name Sim(m), Sime (see Sim ) + -son.English: occasionally a variant of Sumsion with unrounding of the vowel before the nasal consonant, a dialect feature of southwestern England.English: habitational name from any of the three places called Simpson or one called Zemson, all in Devon. The one in Holsworthy parish derives from an uncertain first element + Old English tūn ‘farmstead, estate’, while the one in Diptford comes from the Old English personal name Sigewine (genitive Sigewines) + Old English tūn. Both the one in Torbryan and Zempson in Dean Prior probably also have the same origin as the Diptford placename.

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

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    Sources (20)

    • William Simpson, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Wm Simpson in entry for Alfred Manning and Verna E Simpson, "Utah, Weber County Marriages, 1887-1941"
    • William Simpson in entry for William Edwin Simpson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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