Joseph Westwood

28 February 1855–9 February 1937 (Age 81)
Bury, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Joseph

When Joseph Westwood was born on 28 February 1855, in Bury, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Westwood, was 33 and his mother, Martha Lomax, was 31. He married Catherine Clara Holder on 23 June 1881, in Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Brighton Precinct, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1870 and Salt Lake City Ward 3, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 20 years. He died on 9 February 1937, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Westwood
Catherine Clara Holder
Marriage: 23 June 1881
Joseph Charles Westwood
Albert Godfrey Westwood
Nephi John Westwood
Caroline Westwood
Walter Westwood
Maud Hazel Westwood
Emma Martha Westwood
C.E. Westwood
Walter T Westwood

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 June 1881Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1859 · Lancashire Rifle Volunteers
    Age 4
    The Lancashire Rifle Volunteers started in the eighteenth century. Those that fought in the militia were selected by ballot. They were formed because of threat due to the Revolutionary War and the Napoleonic War.
    Age 8
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1878 · Bacup Natural History Society
    Age 23
    The Bacup Natural History Society was established in 1878 in Lancashire. It holds a collection of over 4,000 photos, slides, and documents. It holds many different artifacts from military to fossils.

    Name Meaning

    English: topographic name habitational name for someone who lived ‘by the west wood’ (Middle English west + wode), or who came from any of numerous places called Westwood (from Old English west ‘west’ + wudu ‘wood’), such as those in Kent, Wiltshire, Warwickshire, or Worcestershire.History: William Westwood was one of the founders of Hartford, CT, in 1635 (coming from Cambridge, MA with Thomas Hooker).

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

    Story Highlight

    Nancy Westwood (Shaw) history

    History written by one of Nancy Westwood Shaw's children. Nancy Westwood was born October 31, 1847 in Stockport, Lancashire, England to Thomas and Martha Lomax Westwood. Her father came to America i …

    Sources (62)

    • J Westwood in entry for Westwood, "Utah, Salt Lake County Birth Records, 1890-1915"
    • Joseph Westworth in household of George Chambers, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Joseph Westwood in entry for Joseph Charles Westwood, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"

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