John Francis Astle

Male21 September 1869–7 November 1951

Brief Life History of John Francis

When John Francis Astle was born on 21 September 1869, in Montpelier, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States, his father, John Astle, was 23 and his mother, Isabella Jane Bradshaw, was 23. He married Lauretta Hepworth on 9 September 1891, in Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 9 daughters. He lived in World in 1914 and Grover, Lincoln, Wyoming, United States in 1920. He died on 7 November 1951, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Grover, Lincoln, Wyoming, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Francis Astle
Lauretta Hepworth
Marriage: 9 September 1891
John Francis Astle Jr
Klea Lauretta Astle
Vernon Lenox Astle
Arstanie Elvira Astle
Clara Pearl Astle
David Elmer Astle
Evelyn Vilate Astle
Doretta Alta Astle
Agnes Lenora Astle
Elva May Astle
Grace Emily Astle
Jane Hepworth Astle
Isaac Astle

Sources (68)

  • John Francis Astle, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Marriage of John F Astle & Clara C Steen, 30 March 1927, Cache, Utah
  • John Astle in entry for Clara Christina Holm Astle, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 September 1891Cache, Utah, United States
  • Children (13)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

    Age 1

    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.

    1877 · Logan's First Stake is Formed

    Age 8

    Eighteen years after the first ward was established and the population of the valley increased exponentially, the first Stake was established.

    1891 · The Logan Tabernacle is Dedicated

    Age 22

    The Logan Tabernacle was dedicated by Wilford Woodruff in 1891 and has been a center piece of Logan since then. In the late 1980's, the Tabernacle underwent a restoration project that restored all the original pioneer designs. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on November 20, 1975.

    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

    John Francis and Lauretta Hepworth Astle Family: From the Memories of Grace Emily Astle Frank, compiled by her daughter, Charlene Frank Knighton

    On a beautiful Sunday morning, as was the custom, all the people in the Star Valley area were going to Church. The Astle family had just tied their team to the old hitching post when another team of h …

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