John Astle

16 June 1846–11 October 1919 (Age 73)
Hucknall Torkard, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John

When John Astle was born on 16 June 1846, in Hucknall Torkard, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Francis Astle, was 36 and his mother, Felicia Raynor, was 32. He married Isabella Jane Bradshaw on 9 December 1866, in Hyrum, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Montpelier, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States in 1880. He died on 11 October 1919, in Grover, Lincoln, Wyoming, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Grover Cemetery, Grover, Lincoln, Wyoming, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Astle
Melvina Ann Banks
Marriage: 3 April 1884
Alma Paul Astle
James Reuben Astle
John Alva Astle
Sylvia Jane Astle
Ernest Banks Astle
Elwood William Astle
Mary Melvina Astle
Lehi Sam Astle
Ruby Arvilla Astle

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 April 1884Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)

    Age 17
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    Age 17
    Historical Boundaries 1863: Idaho, Washington Territory, United States 1863: Boise, Washington Territory, United States 1863: Boise, Idaho Territory, United States 1863: Owyee, Idaho Territory, United States 1864: Oneida, Idaho, Territory, United States 1875: Bear Lake, Idaho Territory, United States 1890: Bear Lake, Idaho, United States
    1866 · The First Civil Rights Act
    Age 20
    The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from a place in Cheshire called Astle, from Old English ēast ‘east’ + hyll ‘hill’. There may also have been some confusion with Asthall and Astley . Or occasionally this may be a topographic name denoting residence on an ‘east hill’ (from Middle English ast + hill or hull), i.e. a hill to the east of a settlement.English: perhaps also a habitational name from Astwell, Northamptonshire, from Old English ēast ‘east’ + wielle ‘spring’.English: habitational name from Asthall, Oxfordshire, from Old English ēast ‘east’ + halh ‘nook’.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Life Story of John Astle Written by his daughter, Sarah Astle Call, 1953

    John Astle, son of Francis Astle and Felicia Raynor, was born 16 June 1846 at Hucknall, Torkard, Nottinghamshire, England. As a boy in early life, we know but little of what he did; but we do know tha …

    Sources (66)

    • John Astle, "United States Census, 1870"
    • John Astle in entry for John F Astle and Clara C Steen, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • John Astle in entry for Melvina Ann Banks Astle, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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