William Bringhurst

14 March 1888–26 August 1953 (Age 65)
Springville, Utah, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of William

When William Bringhurst was born on 14 March 1888, in Springville, Utah, Utah, United States, his father, John Frank Bringhurst, was 26 and his mother, Mahala Harriet Crandall, was 21. He married Bella Bird on 31 May 1912, in Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Springville Ward 1, Utah, Utah, United States in 1910 and Springville Ward 3, Utah, Utah, United States in 1920. He died on 26 August 1953, in Springville, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Springville, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Bringhurst
1888–1953
Bella Bird
1887–1968
Marriage: 31 May 1912
William Bringhurst Jr.
1913–1935
Frances Bringhurst
1914–2000
John Frank Bringhurst
1916–2008
Afton Bringhurst
1917–2002
Wells Bird Bringhurst
1918–1989
Robert Ralston Bringhurst
1920–2008
Dale Bird Bringhurst
1922–2002
Elizabeth Jean Bringhurst
1925–2012
Leroy Bird Bringhurst
1928–1929
Martin Bird Bringhurst
1928–2002

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    31 May 1912Utah, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (10)

    +5 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (11)

    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act
    Age 2
    This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
    1904 · Hobble Creek Hydroelectric Power Plant
    Age 16
    The Hobble Creek Hydroelectric Power Plant was completed in 1904. Many poles and wires were installed to bring power into the town and its homes. The plant is still in operation today.
    1906 · Saving Food Labels
    Age 18
    The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

    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.

    Story Highlight

    Afton Smith Early Memories

    I was born on Easter Sunday April 4, 1917. I weighed 7 and 1/2 lbs. My father was the first tithing clerk in Springville and was responsible for collecting and distributing tithing that people neede …

    Sources (75)

    • William Bringhurst in entry for Bringhurst, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
    • William Bringhurst, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • William Bringhurst, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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