Duckworth Grimshaw

3 March 1842–23 June 1926 (Age 84)
Tottington, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Duckworth

When Duckworth Grimshaw was born on 3 March 1842, in Tottington, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Grimshaw, was 30 and his mother, Alice Whittaker, was 32. He married Mary Jane Moyes on 4 April 1867, in Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Beaver Election Precinct, Beaver, Utah, United States in 1900. He registered for military service in 1905. In 1880, at the age of 38, his occupation is listed as farmer in United States. He died on 23 June 1926, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Duckworth Grimshaw
Mary Jane Moyes
Marriage: 4 April 1867
John Grimshaw
Elizabeth Alice Grimshaw
Mary Ann Grimshaw
Martha Jane Grimshaw
Franklin Duckworth Grimshaw
William Henry Grimshaw
Ray Grimshaw
Ida Grimshaw
Lawrence W Grimshaw
May Grimshaw
Arnold Grimshaw
Randolph Grimshaw
George Whittaker Grimshaw

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 April 1867Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    Age 4
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 23
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    Name Meaning

    English (Lancashire): habitational name from either of two places in Lancashire named Grimshaw, from the Old Norse personal name Grímr (see Grime ) or Old English grīma ‘specter, goblin’ + Old English sceaga ‘copse’.English: alternatively, a habitational name from Green Shaw Head in Beamsley (Yorkshire), or another place similarly named with Middle English grene ‘green’ + shaghe ‘copse’ (Old English grēne + sceaga).

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

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    Story Highlight

    Dentistry, 1864, "Do it yourself!" (Duckworth Grimshaw, age 22)

    Do it Yourself Dentistry, 1864, Duckworth Grimshaw That fall [1864] I suffered terribly from toothaches, and as there was no dentist there I went through a lot of pain. One day in desperation, I go …

    Sources (90)

    • Duckworth Grimshaw, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Duckworth Grimshaw in entry for Laurence Grimshaw and Irene Graves, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Duckworth Grimshaw in entry for William Henry Grimshaw, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"

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