William John Larkins

9 October 1830–20 June 1906 (Age 75)
Beeston, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William John

When William John Larkins was born on 9 October 1830, in Beeston, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, James Larkins, was 27 and his mother, Martha Pack, was 22. He married Caroline Margaret Hansen on 12 May 1855, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States in 1870 and Harrisville, Weber, Utah, United States in 1880. He died on 20 June 1906, in Farr West, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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William John Larkins
Caroline Margaret Hansen
Marriage: 12 May 1855
William Hansen Larkin
Mary Caroline Larkin
James Emeluis Larkin
Geneve M. Larkin

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 May 1855Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 2
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 3
    The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 24
    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: variant of Larkin 1, with post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

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    Sources (28)

    • William Larkins in household of James Larkins, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Wm J Larkin in entry for Charles F Larkin and Minnie Deem, "Utah, County Marriages, 1871-1941"
    • Wm in entry for Genevie M Larkins, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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