John Willis

22 January 1829–16 March 1915 (Age 86)
Stebbing, Essex, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John

When John Willis was born on 22 January 1829, in Stebbing, Essex, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Willis, was 31 and his mother, Bridget Ann Chittock, was 28. He married Mary Ann Bloomfield on 18 March 1852, in West Walton, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He immigrated to New York, United States in 1864. He died on 16 March 1915, in Grantsville, Tooele, Utah, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Grantsville City Cemetery, Grantsville, Tooele, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Willis
Mary Ann Bloomfield
Marriage: 18 March 1852
George Bloomfield Willis
Joseph Bloomfield Willis

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 March 1852West Walton, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
    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.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 25
    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

    variant of Will with genitival -s. This surname represents a retention of the second syllable, introduced by the addition of the Middle English genitival suffix -es, which would have been pronounced in the Middle English period. Compare Wills . In some cases the name is a variant of Willey , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.variant of Willows .English:

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

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    Story Highlight

    From Hand written account by Adolphine Smart Willis wife of Harry Gordon Willis Son of John

    A short history of John Willis. He was born at Stebbing Essex, England Jan 22, 1828. His father’s names was John Willis born October 12, 1794 at Stebbing. His mother’s name was Bridget Ann Chitto …

    Sources (33)

    • John Willis, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Mr. John Willis, "Utah, County Marriages, 1871-1941"
    • John Willis in entry for Joseph Bloomfield Willis, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

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