Reuben Collett

19 July 1839–21 January 1920 (Age 80)
Pendock, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Reuben

When Reuben Collett was born on 19 July 1839, in Pendock, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Daniel Collett, was 31 and his mother, Esther Jones, was 24. He married Elthura Roseltha Merrill on 7 January 1861, in Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Escalante, Iron, Utah, United States in 1880 and Naples, Uintah, Utah, United States in 1900. In 1880, at the age of 41, his occupation is listed as farmer. He died on 21 January 1920, in Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Smithfield City Cemetery, Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Reuben Collett
Elthura Roseltha Merrill
Marriage: 7 January 1861
Phoebe Theresa Collett
Reuben Samuel Collett
Sylvester Daniel Collett
Sylvanus Collett
Julia Ann Collett
Adelbert Teancum Collett
Charles Merrill Collett
Princetta Collett
Orrin Collett
Roseltha May Collett
Clarence James Collett
George Collett

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 January 1861Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 15
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
    Age 24
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English: from a pet form of the personal name Col(l), a pet form of Nicholas . There was also a feminine form, Collette, which may also have given rise to a surname. The name could also mean ‘Coll the younger’.American French: variant of Collette .

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

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    Story Highlight

    Clan Of Grandpa Sam and Grandpa Dan!

    M E R R I L L F A M I L Y R E U N I O N SMITHFIELD , UTAH A Notable Gathering - 1,135 Souls Represented September 25, 1894 A reunion of the Merrill families was held in the ward …

    Sources (54)

    • Reuben Collett, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Ruben Collett in entry for Sylianus Collett, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Reuben Collett in household of Daniel Collett, "United States Census, 1860"

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