William Bringhurst

8 November 1818–17 February 1883 (Age 64)
Passyunk Township, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of William

When William Bringhurst was born on 8 November 1818, in Passyunk Township, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Joseph Bringhurst, was 28 and his mother, Elizabeth Evans, was 29. He married Ann Wollerton Dilworth on 25 March 1845, in Chester, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Iron City, Iron, Utah, United States in 1850. He died on 17 February 1883, in Springville, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Historic Springville Cemetery, Springville, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Bringhurst
Ann Wollerton Dilworth
Marriage: 25 March 1845
Charles Harper Bringhurst
William Joseph Bringhurst
Eliza Jane Bringhurst
Ann Dilworth Bringhurst
Deseret Bringhurst
Clara Olivia Bringhurst
John Frank Bringhurst

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 March 1845Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 1
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 2
    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 18
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: habitational name from a place in Leicestershire, England, called Bringhurst. This was named in Old English with Brȳninga + hyrst ‘wooded hill’, i.e. ‘wooded hill on lands associated with someone called Brȳni’. This surname is rare in Britain.

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

    Story Highlight

    William Bringhurst and Las Vegas, from Las Vegas Review-Journal

    The Las Vegas Review-Journal published an article on February 7, 1999, titled "William Bringhurst," which covered William's travels to Las Vegas. The article is available at http://www.reviewjournal.c …

    Sources (39)

    • William Bringhurst in entry for John Wm. Bringhurst, "Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Births, 1860-1906"
    • Wm Bringhurst, "United States Census, 1860"
    • William Bringhurst in entry for Deseret Bringhurst Crandall, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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