Thomas Williams

3 August 1828–18 July 1874 (Age 45)
Newport, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Thomas

When Thomas Williams was born on 3 August 1828, in Newport, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, David Williams, was 40 and his mother, Ann Morgan, was 42. He married Anne Eckford on 22 September 1857, in Liverpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1860. He died on 18 July 1874, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 45, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Thomas Williams
Anne Eckford
Marriage: 22 September 1857
Annie Laurie Williams
Florence Belle Williams
Sibyl Daisy Williams
Eily Severn Williams
Thomas Williams

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 September 1857Liverpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 5
    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.
    Age 15
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of William , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. This form of the surname is also common in Wales. In North America, this surname has also absorbed some cognates from other languages, such as Dutch Willems . Williams is the third most frequent surname in the US. It is also very common among African Americans and Native Americans.History: This surname was brought to North America from southern England and Wales independently by many different bearers from the 17th century onward. Roger Williams, born in London in 1603, came to MA in 1630, but the clergyman was banished from the colony for his criticism of the Puritan government; he fled to RI and founded Providence.

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

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    • Thomas Williams in entry for Florence Bell Feelemyer, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Thomas Williams, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Thomas Williams in entry for John White and Sibyl D Williams, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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