William Foxley

6 April 1831–17 January 1907 (Age 75)
Northill, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William

When William Foxley was born on 6 April 1831, in Northill, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, James Foxley, was 23 and his mother, Elizabeth Matthews, was 23. He married Anne Larkins on 23 May 1852, in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Davis, Utah, United States in 1860. He registered for military service in 1906. He died on 17 January 1907, in Kaysville, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Kaysville, Davis, Utah, United States.

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William Foxley
Alice M. Nicholls
Marriage: 25 September 1889
William Lemuel Foxley
Cora Ann Foxley
Emma Lydia Foxley
Mary Elizabeth Foxley
Leo Herbert Foxley

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  • Marriage
    25 September 1889Logan, Cache, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 12
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    Age 19
    Named after the early pioneer leader Daniel C. Davis the County was established as a territory in 1850.The territorial legislature created Davis County in 1852 and designated its County seat at Farmington-midway between boundaries-the Weber River on the north and the mouth of the Jordan River on the south. Westward the County includes a portion of the Great Salt Lake-its largest island on which Antelope Island State Park is now located.During first half-century Davis County grew slowly.It supported a hardy pioneer people engaged in irrigation agriculture and raising livestock.The Utah Central Railroad(now the Union Pacific crossed the County from Ogden on the north to Salt Lake City on the south in 1870 and offered welcome transportation links to bring manufactured products.This was the beginning of a transition in the County's history that led to mechanized agriculture, a surge of commerce, banking, and local business along with improved roads, new water systems, and the electrification of homes and business
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 23
    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.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of numerous places so called, such as Foxley in Blakesley (Northamptonshire), Foxley Hall in Lymm (Cheshire), Foxley (Norfolk), Foxley in Coulsdon (Surrey), Foxley in Yazor (Herefordshire), Foxley (Wiltshire), and Foxley Corner in Urchfont (also Wiltshire). The placenames derive from Old English fox ‘fox’ + lēah ‘clearing, open woodland’.

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

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    The Black Hawk War in Utah

    John A. Peterson Utah History Encyclopedia The Black Hawk Indian War was the longest and most destructive conflict between pioneer immigrants and Native Americans in Utah History. The traditional date …

    Sources (49)

    • William Foxley in entry for Unknown, "Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951"
    • William Foxley, "United States Census, 1870"
    • William Foxley, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"

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