James Ollerton

8 June 1856–8 April 1917 (Age 60)
Preston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of James

When James Ollerton was born on 8 June 1856, in Preston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Seth Ollerton, was 29 and his mother, Jane Rogerson, was 29. He married Mary Emma Adams on 21 January 1880, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States in 1880. He died on 8 April 1917, in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Ollerton
Mary Emma Adams
Marriage: 21 January 1880
Mary Jane "Mamie" Ollerton
Anna Ollorton
James Adams Ollerton
Lola Jessamine Ollorton
Milton Leech Ollerton
Preston Ollerton
Felicia Ollerton
Sadie Ollorton

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 January 1880St. George, Washington, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1859 · Lancashire Rifle Volunteers
    Age 3
    The Lancashire Rifle Volunteers started in the eighteenth century. Those that fought in the militia were selected by ballot. They were formed because of threat due to the Revolutionary War and the Napoleonic War.
    Age 7
    Arizona Territory
    1878 · Early Settlers Arrive in Mesa
    Age 22
    George W. Sirrine, Charles I. Robson, Charles Crismon, and Francis M. Pomeroy broke ahead of the Mesa Company to determine the permanent location for the new settlers. They arrived to Ft. Utah in Arizona on December 1877. The remainder of the nine families of the Mesa Company arrived on February 14, 1878. The company moved five miles upstream to utilize an ancient canal. The townsite was known as Mesa City.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Ollerton in Lancashire. The placename derives from Old English alor ‘alder’ + tūn ‘farmstead, settlement’. There are similarly named places in Cheshire, Nottinghamshire, and Yorkshire. Compare Allerton .

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

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    Story Highlight

    Life Sketch by Mary Jane Ollerton

    June 27, 1923, Sketch of the Life of James Ollerton by his daughter, Mary Jane Ollerton: Today would have been Father's sixty-seventh birthday. It is just seventeen years this morning since I went do …

    Sources (25)

    • James Ollerton in household of James Preston Ollerton, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • James Ollorton in entry for Leigh W Clark and Sadie Ollorton, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • James Ollorton in entry for Mary Emma Adams Ollorton, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

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