William Clements Horsley

Brief Life History of William Clements

When William Clements Horsley was born on 16 January 1868, in Perry, Box Elder, Utah, United States, his father, William Horsley, was 25 and his mother, Elizabeth Preston Welch, was 19. He married Melissa Jean Stewart on 22 January 1890, in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States for about 60 years. He died on 10 February 1955, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Brigham City Cemetery, Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Clements Horsley
1868–1955
Melissa Jean Stewart
1869–1902
Marriage: 22 January 1890
Shirley Clements Horsley
1890–1972
Golden Stewart Horsley
1892–1971
Muriel Horsley
1895–1951
Scott Preston Horsley
1901–1976
Lily Stewart Horsley
1902–1984

Sources (49)

  • Wm Clements Horsley, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • William Clement Horsley, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
  • William Clem Horsley, "Utah, Brigham City Family History Center, Obituary Collection, 1930-2015"

World Events (8)

1869 · Transcontinental Railroad Reaches San Francisco

The first transcontinental railroad reached San Francisco in 1869. The Western Pacific Railroad Company built the track from Oakland to Sacramento. The Central Pacific Railroad Company of California built the section from Sacramento to Promontory Summit Utah. The railroad linked isolated California to the rest of the country which had far-reaching effects on the social and economical development of the state.

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.

Name Meaning

English (Northeastern England): habitational name from any of various places called with Old English hors ‘horse’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’, such as Horsley (Derbyshire, Gloucestershire), Long Horsley (Northumberland), and Horseley Hills Farm in Wolverley (Worcestershire), probably referring to a place where horses were put out to pasture.

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

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