Thomas Alston

Brief Life History of Thomas

When Thomas Alston was born on 24 October 1857, in Southport, Lancashire, England, his father, James Alston, was 30 and his mother, Ann Molyneaux, was 28. He married Mary Ellen Holt on 26 December 1878, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 10 years and Salt Lake City Ward 6, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 31 March 1941, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Alston
1857–1941
Mary Ellen Holt
1858–1954
Marriage: 26 December 1878
Ellen May Alston
1879–1881
James Leroy Alston
1881–1918
Clarence Holt Alston
1883–1884
Thomas Alston Jr
1885–1967
Earl Alston
1887–1888
Annie Alston
1888–1971
Mary Leone Alston
1891–1914
Pearl Alston
1893–1965
Walne Molyneux Alston
1894–1994
Ray Lester Alston
1895–1999
Lillian Alston
1897–1960
Emma Amelia Alston
1899–1989
Martha Alston
1901–1901

Sources (81)

  • Thomas Alston, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Thomas Alston, "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008"
  • Thomas Sr. Alston, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

World Events (8)

1860

Historical Boundaries: 1860: Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States 1868: Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Salt Lake, Utah, United States

1863

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

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

English and Scottish:

from the Middle English personal name Alstan, which is a coalescence of several different Old English personal names: Æthelstān ‘noble stone’, Ælfstān ‘elf stone’, Ealdstān ‘old stone’, or Ealhstān ‘temple stone’.

habitational name from any of various places called Alston (in Cumbria, Lancashire, Devon, and Somerset) or Alstone (in Gloucestershire and Staffordshire). With the exception of Alston in Cumbria, which is formed with the Old Norse personal name Halfdan, these placenames all consist of an Old English personal name + Old English tūn ‘settlement’, for example Ælfsige in the case of Alstone in Gloucestershire.

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

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