William Oscar Mayfield

1 October 1834–28 March 1911 (Age 76)
Rushville, Schuyler, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of William Oscar

When William Oscar Mayfield was born on 1 October 1834, in Rushville, Schuyler, Illinois, United States, his father, William O Mayfield, was 26 and his mother, Sarah Maria Cossett, was 19. He married Mary Etta Wilson on 3 July 1856, in Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839 and Farmington Election Precinct, Davis, Utah, United States in 1900. He died on 28 March 1911, in Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Farmington City Cemetery, Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Oscar Mayfield
Mary Etta Wilson
Marriage: 3 July 1856
William Marion Mayfield
Jesse Mayfield
about 1869–
Sarah Marie Mayfield
Calvin Darwin Mayfield
Marietta Mayfield
Adelaide Mayfield
Jessie Louisa Mayfield
about 1869–1900
Nellie Rose Mayfield
Edmund Mayfield

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 July 1856Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 2
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    1839 · Nauvoo is Settled
    Age 5
    After the Saints had been chased out of Missouri they moved to a swampy area located next to the Mississippi River. Here they settled and named the place Nauvoo which translates into the city beautiful.
    1855 · First schoolhouse built
    Age 21
    A schoolhouse was built on 4th North and Main Street.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from a place so named in Staffordshire. The placename derives from Old English mæthel ‘speech, assembly, meeting place’ + feld ‘open country’. Though it is possible that the surname could also be a habitational name from Mayfield in Sussex, this is unlikely due to the geographical distribution of early bearers.

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

    Sources (31)

    • William O Mayfield in household of George Bentz, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Wm O Mayfield in entry for William M Mayfield and Hazel Smith, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Oscar Mayfield in entry for Nellie Page, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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