Joseph Hyrum Watkins Kershaw

27 August 1855–7 February 1941 (Age 85)
Uitenhage, Cape Province, South Africa

The Life Summary of Joseph Hyrum Watkins

When Joseph Hyrum Watkins Kershaw was born on 27 August 1855, in Uitenhage, Cape Province, South Africa, his father, George Frederick Watkins Kershaw, was 31 and his mother, Eliza Byard, was 32. He married Julia Annie Clift on 17 December 1877, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Burrville, Sevier, Utah, United States in 1880 and St. Anthony Election Precinct 2, Fremont, Idaho, United States for about 5 years. He died on 7 February 1941, in St. Anthony, Bingham, Idaho, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in St. Anthony, Bingham, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Hyrum Watkins Kershaw
Julia Annie Clift
Marriage: 17 December 1877
Lydia Maria Kershaw
Harriet Eliza Kershaw
George Alfred Kershaw
Joseph Hyrum Watkins Kershaw
William Priestly Kershaw
Edmond Byard Kershaw
Lillie Mabel Kershaw
Francis Daniel Clift Kershaw
Frederick Guy Kershaw
Ferdinand Phineas Kershaw
Julia Isabella Kershaw
John Wilbur Kershaw
Charles Elmer Kershaw
Annie Mellissa Kershaw

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 December 1877Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Xhosa cattle sacrifices lead to famine.
    Age 8
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 26
    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 (Lancashire and Yorkshire): habitational name, probably from Kershaw in Middleton (Lancashire), named as ‘church wood’ (Old Norse kirkja ‘church’ + Old English sceaga ‘small wood, copse’). There are two minor places in Yorkshire called Kershaw, which may have been named after families bearing the Lancashire surname.

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

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    Story Highlight

    History Of George Jabez Kershaw, Possibly written by his daughter Ann Marie Kershaw for it is very similiar to the other story.

    This story is very similiar to the other George Jabez Kershaw story with some variations. George Jabez Kershaw, my Father, was born 15 September 1862 in Grahamstown, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa. …

    Sources (74)

    • J H W Bershaw in entry for Bershaw, "Utah, Salt Lake County Birth Records, 1890-1915"
    • Joseph Hyrum Kershaw, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Joseph H.W. Kershaw in entry for Julia Ann Kershaw, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

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