Franklin Overton Holt

31 July 1852–10 November 1929 (Age 77)
Ash Hollow, Boone, Nebraska, United States

The Life Summary of Franklin Overton

When Franklin Overton Holt was born on 31 July 1852, in Ash Hollow, Boone, Nebraska, United States, his father, James Holt, was 48 and his mother, Parthenia Overton, was 31. He married Emma Maria Truman on 6 July 1874, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Weber, Utah, United States in 1860 and Gunlock, Washington, Utah, United States for about 30 years. He died on 10 November 1929, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Gunlock Cemetery, Gunlock, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Franklin Overton Holt
Emma Maria Truman
Marriage: 6 July 1874
Franklin Truman Holt
Mary Ellen Holt
Emma Lovenia Holt
Nancy Elizabeth Holt
Anna Parthenia Holt
James Overton Holt
Clara Maria Holt
Roxie Luella Holt
Jacob Leroy Holt
Wilford Martin Holt

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 July 1874Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    On May 30, 1854, the Kansas-Nebraska Act was passed. It allowed people in the territories of Kansas and Nebraska to decide whether or not they wanted to allow slavery within their borders. This Act repealed the Missouri Compromise of 1820.
    1861 · St. George Founded
    Age 9
    On December 6,1861, St. George Utah was founded. How it got its name remains a mystery. Some claim it was supposedly named after George A. Smith who was an Apostle for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the time. Those that went down were told to start cotton fields as it might be important with the American Civil War going on.
    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 23
    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    English, North German, Dutch, Danish, and Norwegian: topographic name for someone who lived in or by a small wood, from Middle English, Middle Low German, Danish, and Norwegian holt, or a habitational name from one of the many places called with this word. In England, the surname is widely distributed, but more common in Lancashire and Yorkshire than elsewhere.

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

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    Franklin Overton Holt (31 July 1852 – 10 November 1929)

    HISTORY OF FRANKLIN OVERTON HOLT & EMMA MARIA TRUMAN Franklin Overton Holt was born crossing the plains in Ash Hollow, Nebraska; on the 31st July 1852 to James Holt and Parthenia Overton. He was 3 mo …

    Sources (23)

    • Franklin Overton Holt, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
    • Franklin Holt in entry for Mary Ellen Holt Hunt, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Franklin Overton Holt, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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