John Calvin Ensign

18 November 1829–1 July 1907 (Age 77)
Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of John Calvin

When John Calvin Ensign was born on 18 November 1829, in Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Horace Datus Ensign Sr, was 32 and his mother, Mary Bronson, was 23. He married Emma Garn on 10 January 1852. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 1 July 1907, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Calvin Ensign
Emma Garn
Marriage: 10 January 1852
Emma Lavinia Ensign
Mary Pricilla Ensign
John Calvin Ensign
Horace Daniel Ensign
Charles Henry Ensign
Ida May Ensign
Jessie Virginia Ensign
Albert Carrington Ensign
Fred Rufus Ensign
Edna Maude Ensign

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 January 1852
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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 1
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    1830 · The Oregon Trail
    Age 1
    Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.
    1857 · Bountiful Tabernacle Groundbreaking
    Age 28
    The groundbreaking of the Bountiful Tabernacle began with the dedicatory prayer given by Lorenzo Snow on a cold February morning in 1857. The building was designed by Augustus Farnham.

    Name Meaning

    English: of uncertain etymology. From the 16th to the 19th century, the English vocabulary word ensign denoted a junior rank of infantry officer, which may be the source of the surname.History: James Ensign (known as ‘the Puritan’) was born in Chilham, Kent,England, in 1606 and came to Hartford, CT, before 1644.

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

    Story Highlight


                John Calvin Ensign was born 18 November 1829 in Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts to Horace Datus and Mary Bronson Ensign.  His father joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Sain …

    Sources (56)

    • John Ensinghe, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Jno C in entry for Jno Calvin Ensign, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • John C Ensign, "United States Census, 1860"

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