Willard Scowcroft

12 May 1865–31 January 1940 (Age 74)
Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Willard

When Willard Scowcroft was born on 12 May 1865, in Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Scowcroft, was 20 and his mother, Mary Fletcher, was 22. He married Rosabel Margaret Elizabeth Pearce on 23 February 1887, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Haslingden, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1871 and Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States for about 30 years. He died on 31 January 1940, at the age of 74, and was buried in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Willard Scowcroft
Rosabel Margaret Elizabeth Pearce
Marriage: 23 February 1887
John William Scowcroft Sr
Rosabell Scowcroft
Pearce Scowcroft
Girl Scowcroft
James Scowcroft
Margaret Scowcroft
Willard Pearce Scowcroft Jr

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 February 1887Logan, Cache, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1869 · Transcontinental Railroad Reaches San Francisco
    Age 4
    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.
    Age 19
    Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
    Age 21
    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    Name Meaning

    English (Lancashire): from Middle English scale, sc(h)ole ‘hut, shed’ (Old Norse skáli) + croft ‘small enclosed field’. The surname may be topographic, for someone who lived at a field containing a hut, or habitational, from a place so named, such as Scowcroft in Oldham (Lancashire) and Scholecroft in Morley (Yorkshire). Compare Schofield .

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

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    Sources (19)

    • Willard Scowcroft in entry for Willard Scowcroft, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
    • Willard Scowcroft, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
    • Willard Scowcroft in entry for William E Crawford and Margaret Scowcroft, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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