William Henry Ostler

1863–1927 (Age 63)
Springville, Utah, Utah Territory, United States

The Life of William Henry

When William Henry Ostler was born on 17 September 1863, in Springville, Utah, Utah, United States, his father, Samuel Ostler, was 28 and his mother, Emma Beard, was 28. He married Mary Matilda Finch on 25 December 1882, in Springville, Utah, Utah Territory, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Springville, Utah, Utah Territory, United States in 1870. He died on 14 August 1927, in Springville, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Springville, Utah, Utah, United States.

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William Henry Ostler
Mary Matilda Finch
Marriage: 25 December 1882
William Edward Ostler
Sheridan Henry Ostler
Phillip Alma Ostler
Mary Pearl Ostler
Myrtle Sarah Ostler
Alvira Ostler

Spouse & Children

25 December 1882
Springville, Utah, Utah Territory, United States


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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."
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 18

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for an innkeeper, from Middle English (h)osteler (Old French (h)ostelier, an agent derivative of hostel, meaning a sizeable house in which guests could be lodged in separate rooms, derived from Late Latin hospitalis, from the genitive case of hospes ‘guest’). This term was at first applied to the secular officer in a monastery who was responsible for the lodging of visitors, but it was later extended to keepers of commercial hostelries, and this is probably the usual sense of the surname. The more restricted modern English sense, ‘groom’, is also a possible source.2 German: from a short form of a Germanic personal name formed with a cognate of Old High German ōst(an) ( see Oest ).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • William Ostler in household of Samuel Ostler, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William H Ostler, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Wm H Ostler in household of Samuel Ostler, "United States Census, 1880"

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