Joshua William Sylvester

5 February 1843–31 May 1925 (Age 82)
Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Joshua William

When Joshua William Sylvester was born on 5 February 1843, in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, James Sylvester, was 27 and his mother, Rebecca Nicholson, was 23. He married Christena Christensen on 1 January 1862, in Gunnison, Sanpete, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1852 and lived in Sevier, Utah, United States in 1880 and Mohave, Arizona, United States for about 10 years. He registered for military service in 1866. He died on 31 May 1925, in Eureka, Juab, Utah, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Elsinore Cemetery, Elsinore, Sevier, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joshua William Sylvester
1843–1925
Caroline Carlsen
1853–1892
Marriage: 2 May 1873
Hadava Ada Sylvester
1875–1970
Althea Sylvester
1876–1951
Dora Lavina Sylvester
1877–1878
Elizabeth Sylvester
1879–1973
George Albert Sylvester
1880–1957
Caroline Sylvester
1882–1882
Agnes Sylvester
1883–1963
Arthur Franklin Sylvester
1884–1935
Eleanore Sylvester
1885–1891
Wilford Woodruff Sylvester
1887–1974
Herman Cyrus Sylvester
1889–1982
Claudis Sylvester
1891–1891
Curtis Sylvester
1892–1892

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 May 1873Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (13)

    +8 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (11)

    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1846
    Age 3
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 11
    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.
    1865
    Age 22
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    Name Meaning

    English and German: from the Middle English and Latin personal name Silvester ‘dweller in the forest’ (a derivative of silva ‘wood’). The name was borne by three popes, including a contemporary of Constantine the Great, and seems to have been first used in England by clerics.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Silvestre
    Selwyn
    West
    Sylvestre
    Sule
    Silvester
    Silvestro
    Sylvest

    Story Highlight

    Joshua William Sylvester

    Coming to Zion The pages of history have grown too dim. The voices of the past have not recorded how James William Sylvester first heard "The Word", and reached the momentous decision that he should …

    Sources (59)

    • Joshua William Sylvester in entry for Leonora Sylvester, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
    • Joshua W Sylvester, "United States Census, 1910"
    • J W Sylvester in entry for Lenard Fay Leavitt and Lenora Sylvester, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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