Joseph Smith Wignall

26 February 1845–18 July 1921 (Age 76)
Penwortham, Lancashire, England

The Life Summary of Joseph Smith

When Joseph Smith Wignall was born on 26 February 1845, in Penwortham, Lancashire, England, his father, William Wignall, was 21 and his mother, Grace Mary Slater, was 24. He married Mary Elizabeth Kendall on 5 October 1869, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Tebay, Westmorland, England in 1851 and Payson, Utah, Utah, United States in 1934. He died on 18 July 1921, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Payson City Cemetery, Payson, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Joseph Smith Wignall
Sophronia Austin
Marriage: 1 October 1888
Jesse Wignall
Franklin Wignall
Norah Wignall
Bertram Orland Wignall
Armour Elbridge Wignall
William Ezra Wignall
Elda May Wignall
Melvin C. Wignall
Mildred Wignall
Josephine Wignall

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 October 1888Provo, Utah, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1850 · Industrial Revolution in Lancashire
    Age 5
    When the Industrial Revolution hit Lancashire, cotton mills started spring up everywhere. This helped the cotton industry to start booming even moreso in Lancashire.
    Age 20
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    Name Meaning

    English (Lancashire): habitational name from Wiggenhall (Norfolk), Wiggenholt (Sussex), Wignal, a minor place near Holmes in the parish of Croston (Lancashire). The Norfolk placename derives from the Old English personal name Wicga (genitive Wicgan; see Wigley ) + Old English halh ‘nook, corner of land’. The Sussex placename derives from the Old English personal name Wicga (genitive Wicgan) + Old English holt ‘wood, thicket’. The Lancashire placename derives from the Old English personal name Wicga + Old English h(e)alh ‘nook, corner, recess’.

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

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    Story Highlight

    George Kendall

    In the north of England and some fifteen miles northeast of Liverpool, in a spell of winter cold, under a blanket of iron foundry and textile mill smog, and beside the frigid waters of River Douglas: …

    Sources (48)

    • Joseph Smith Wignall in entry for Josephine Wignall, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
    • Joseph Wignall, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • F S Wignall in entry for Hiram Halverson and Keturah Shambow, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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