William Henry Streeper Sr.

Brief Life History of William Henry

When William Henry Streeper Sr. was born on 1 August 1837, in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Wilkinson Streeper, was 27 and his mother, Matilda Wells, was 22. He married Mary Amelia Richards on 16 October 1867, in Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1850 and St. Marys, Utah, United States in 1860. He registered for military service in 1857. His occupation is listed as farmer, businessman -banker, freighter, pony express, justice of the peace in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He died on 4 October 1930, in Centerville, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Centerville City Cemetery, Centerville, Davis, Utah, United States.

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William Henry Streeper Sr.
Mary Amelia Richards
Marriage: 16 October 1867
William Henry Streeper Jr
Samuel Wilkinson Streeper
Charles Arthur Streeper
Howard Streeper
Herbert Rex Streeper
Harry Selby Streeper
Mary Catherine Streeper
Cyrus Wells Streeper
Annie Geneva Streeper
Erma Rhoda Streeper

Sources (105)

  • Wm. H. Streeper, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Family Data Collection - Births
  • Utah, Death and Military Death Certificates, 1904-1961

World Events (8)


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


Historical Boundaries: 1847: Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States


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

Name Meaning

Possibly an Americanized form of German Strüber, a variant of Straub , or an altered form of Streber, a variant of Streb .

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

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William Henry Streeper Pony Express story, information from "Heart Throbs of the West" by Kate B. Carter

William Henry Streeper Birth: Aug. 1, 1837 Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA Death: Oct. 4, 1930 Centerville, Davis County, Utah, USA Burial: Oct. 13, 1930 Centerville City Ceme …

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