William Henry John

7 November 1841–27 December 1916 (Age 75)
Mathry, Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William Henry

When William Henry John was born on 7 November 1841, in Mathry, Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas John, was 21 and his mother, Margaret Thomas, was 27. He married Sarah Ann Ashton on 10 November 1865, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. He died on 27 December 1916, in Thatcher, Graham, Arizona, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Thatcher, Graham, Arizona, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Henry John
1841–1916
Mary Maria Landon
1867–1925
Marriage: 6 May 1884
Zina Emma John
1885–1959
Charles Porter John
1886–1960
James William Johns
1888–1937
Seymour Landon Johns
1890–1963
John
1891–1891
Edward Harold John
1893–1966
David Landon John
1894–1954
George Albert John
1896–1897
Herbert Wilford Johns
1898–1931
John
1900–1900
Elizabeth John
1901–1901
John
1902–1902
John
1903–1903
John
1905–1905
John
1910–1910

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 May 1884Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (15)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (17)

    +12 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1843
    Age 2
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    1846
    Age 5
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1863
    Age 22
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English and Welsh: ultimately from the Hebrew personal name Yoḥanan ‘Jehovah has favored (me with a son)’ or ‘may Jehovah favor (this child)’. This personal name was adopted into Latin (via Greek) as Johannes, and has enjoyed enormous popularity in Europe throughout the Christian era, being given in honor of Saint John the Baptist, precursor of Christ, and of Saint John the Evangelist, author of the fourth gospel, as well as the nearly one thousand other Christian saints who bore the name. Some of the principal forms of the personal name in other languages are: Welsh Ieuan, Evan, Siôn, and Ioan; Scottish Ia(i)n; Irish Séan; German Johann, Johannes; Dutch and Slavic Jan; French Jean; Italian Giovanni; Spanish Juan; Portuguese João; Greek Iōannēs (vernacular Giannis, Yannis); Russian Ivan. There were a number of different forms of the name in Middle English, including Jan(e), a male name (see Jayne ); Jen (see Jenkin ); Jon(e) (see Jones ); and Han(n) (see Hann ). By the beginning of the 14th century John rivalled William in popularity and has always been a favorite name. Johan became Jo(h)n, and another Old French form Jehan was shortened to Jan and Jen, giving rise to Old French and Middle English diminutives such as Jonin, Janin, and Jenin. More common in Middle English were Jankin, Jonkin, and Jenkin, which were Middle Dutch pet forms introduced after the Conquest by Flemish and Picard settlers. The most common pet form of John was Jack, another borrowing from Flemish and Picard usage. Han may sometimes have been a short form of Johan but was more usually a pet form of Henry. There were also various Middle English feminine versions of this name (e.g. Joan, Jehan), some of which were indistinguishable from masculine forms. The distinction on grounds of gender between John and Joan was not firmly established in English until the 17th century. It was even later that Jean and Jane were specialized as specifically female names in English; bearers of these surnames and their derivatives are more likely to derive them from a male ancestor than a female. As a surname in the British Isles, John is particularly frequent in Wales, where it is a late formation representing Welsh Siôn rather than the older form Ieuan (which gave rise to the surname Evan ). In North America, the English form of the surname has absorbed many cognates from other languages, e.g. Assyrian/Chaldean Youkhana , French Jean , Hungarian János (see Janos ), Slovenian Janež and Janeš (see Janes ), Czech Jan , Albanian Gjoni , and their derivatives (see examples at Johnson ). The name John is also found among Christians in southern India (compare Ninan and Yohannan ), but since South Indians traditionally do not have hereditary surnames, the southern Indian name was in most cases registered as such only after immigration of its bearers to the US.German: from a North German and Silesian variant of the personal name Johannes . This surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine). Compare Yohn .

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

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    Story Highlight

    THE FIRST THOMAS JOHN FAMILY REUNION

    JANUARY 29, 1883, AT HIS HOME PORTAGE, UTAH A few days ago William John, James John, Levi John, Joseph B. Hawkley, and William H. Gibbs met at Brother Wm. H. Gibbs' home for thepurpose of making arra …

    Sources (52)

    • William Johns, "United States Census, 1900"
    • William John in entry for Sarah Jane John Rees, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • William John, "United States Census, 1910"

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