John Crookston Sr.

1 June 1851–29 September 1919 (Age 68)
Jackson Township, Polk, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of John

When John Crookston Sr. was born on 1 June 1851, in Jackson Township, Polk, Missouri, United States, his father, Robert Crookston, Sr., was 29 and his mother, Ann W Welch, was 24. He married Elizabeth Frances Preator on 29 May 1876, in Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States in 1880 and Petersboro, Cache, Utah, United States in 1910. He died on 29 September 1919, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Logan Cemetery, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Crookston Sr.
Elizabeth Frances Preator
Marriage: 29 May 1876
George Henry Crookston
Wilford Crookston
Elizabeth Mary Crookston
Alfred Edward Crookston
Arthur Crookston
Lillian Mae Crookston
Ray Preator Crookston
John Crookston Jr.

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 May 1876Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    +7 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1859 · Logan is Founded
    Age 8
    "\""During the end of April, David Reese and his company settled the land north of the Logan River. That area was the second permanent settlement in Cache Valley and the future location of Logan. The city's boundary was drawn by Logan's first bishop, Jesse W. Fox, a government engineer. The name \""\""Logan\""\"" comes from a trapper that used to frequent the area before the pioneers came to the valley.\"""
    Age 12
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 19
    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish (Midlothian and Lanarkshire): habitational name, according to Black, from a place in Renfrewshire, which was named as the estate of one Robert Croc. There are other places, in the Border and Lothian regions of Scotland, with this name, from which the surname could have arisen.

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

    Sources (23)

    • John Crookston, "United States Census, 1870"
    • John Crookston in entry for Ray Preator Crookston and Margaret Estell Burns, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • John Crookston in entry for Elizabeth Francis Crookston, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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