William Augustus Bringhurst

26 January 1839–8 March 1912 (Age 73)
Lionville, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of William Augustus

When William Augustus Bringhurst was born on 26 January 1839, in Lionville, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Samuel Bringhurst Sr, was 26 and his mother, Eleanor "Ellen" Beitler, was 22. He married Selinda Dolby Palmer on 27 September 1862, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1860 and Springdale, Washington, Utah, United States in 1880. He died on 8 March 1912, in Toquerville, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Toquerville, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Augustus Bringhurst
Selinda Dolby Palmer
Marriage: 27 September 1862
William Augustus Bringhurst Jr.
Howard Bringhurst
Eliza Bethula Bringhurst
Mary Eleanor Bringhurst
Mifflin Morris Bringhurst
Lorenzo Bringhurst
George Robert Bringhurst
Franklin Palmer Bringhurst
Daniel Bringhurst
Henry Bringhurst

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 September 1862Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (7)

    Age 7
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 24
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · Battle of Gettysburg
    Age 24
    The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: habitational name from a place in Leicestershire, England, called Bringhurst. This was named in Old English with Brȳninga + hyrst ‘wooded hill’, i.e. ‘wooded hill on lands associated with someone called Brȳni’. This surname is rare in Britain.

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

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    Short Sketch Of The Life Of WILLIAM AUGUSTUS BRINGHURST by Hilda Hall Bringhurst

    Short Sketch Of The Life Of WILLIAM AUGUSTUS BRINGHURST by Hilda Hall Bringhurst with a few corrections and additions by Veda Bringhurst Wilkinson. William Augustus Bringhurst was born on the 26th day …

    Sources (83)

    • William A Bringhurst in household of Samuel Bringhurst, "United States Census, 1860"
    • William A Bringhurst, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Wm. A. Bringhurst in entry for Eliza Brethla Kleinman, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"

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