Benjamin James Argyle

Brief Life History of Benjamin James

When Benjamin James Argyle was born on 17 August 1843, in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Joseph Argyle Sr, was 24 and his mother, Rebecca Jane Finch, was 19. He married Jane Robertson on 6 January 1881, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Utah, Utah, United States in 1910. He died on 6 April 1917, in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Spanish Fork City Cemetery, Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Benjamin James Argyle
Jane Robertson
Marriage: 6 January 1881
Eliza May Argyle
Jane Argyle
Benjamin Eldredge Argyle
Hazel Argyle
Horace Robertson Argyle
William Robertson Argyle
Joseph Sterling Argyle
Mark Woodyett Argyle
Afton Argyle
Edward Robertson Argyle

Sources (51)

  • Benjamin Argyle, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
  • Benjamin Argyle, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

World Events (8)


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


Historical Boundaries: 1848: Mexican Cession, United States 1850: Utah Territory, United States 1851: Davis, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Davis, Utah, United States


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English: from Middle English erguil(e), a variant of Middle English orguil(e), Old French orguel ‘pride, arrogance’, hence the variation of Argill and Argile with Orgill . Alternatively, perhaps a variant of Arkell , with voicing of k to g. No evidence has been found to support the idea that this is a habitational name from Argyll, the county of southwestern Scotland, though folk etymology to this effect may be partly responsible for the modern spelling of the surname.

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

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