William Duffin

13 July 1843–27 July 1924 (Age 81)
Preston Candover, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William

When William Duffin was born on 13 July 1843, in Preston Candover, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Moses Duffin, was 26 and his mother, Eliza Payne, was 25. He married Harriet Elizabeth Stratton on 9 March 1874, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Kings Worthy, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom in 1891 and London, England in 1891. He registered for military service in 1866. He died on 27 July 1924, in Glenwood, Sevier, Utah, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Glenwood, Sevier, Utah, United States.

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William Duffin
Harriet Elizabeth Stratton
Marriage: 9 March 1874
Harriet Eliza Duffin
Georgina Duffin
Elizabeth Duffin
Ellen Duffin
William Oliver Duffin
John Henry Duffin
Minnie Melisa Duffin
James Stephen Duffin

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 March 1874Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 7
    Named after the early pioneer leader Daniel C. Davis the County was established as a territory in 1850.The territorial legislature created Davis County in 1852 and designated its County seat at Farmington-midway between boundaries-the Weber River on the north and the mouth of the Jordan River on the south. Westward the County includes a portion of the Great Salt Lake-its largest island on which Antelope Island State Park is now located.During first half-century Davis County grew slowly.It supported a hardy pioneer people engaged in irrigation agriculture and raising livestock.The Utah Central Railroad(now the Union Pacific crossed the County from Ogden on the north to Salt Lake City on the south in 1870 and offered welcome transportation links to bring manufactured products.This was the beginning of a transition in the County's history that led to mechanized agriculture, a surge of commerce, banking, and local business along with improved roads, new water systems, and the electrification of homes and business
    Age 22
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    Name Meaning

    English (Hampshire): possibly from the Old Norse personal name Dufan, a loan from Old Irish Dubán, derived from the ancestor of Gaelic dubh ‘dark’.Irish (Antrim): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Duibhfinn, ‘descendant of Dubhfionn’, a personal name composed of dubh ‘dark’ + fionn ‘fair’.

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

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    Passenger List --Voyage February to March 1854

    Passenger List and commentary • Albert Jno. ALAND • Ann ALAND • Elizabeth ALAND • Ellen S. ALAND • Emily K. ALAND • Francis ALAND • James ALAND • Mary J. ALAND • Eliza ALEXANDER • …

    Sources (24)

    • William Duffin, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
    • William Duffin, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • William Duffin in entry for Elizabeth Beutler, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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