Caleb World

23 March 1824–26 December 1888 (Age 64)
Dorchester, Dorset, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Caleb

When Caleb World was born on 23 March 1824, in Dorchester, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, his father, William World, was 43 and his mother, Elizabeth Runyard, was 35. He married Anna Maria Magdalena Walters about 1848, in Dorchester, Dorset, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Piddletown, Dorset, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years and Kings, New York, United States in 1860. He died on 26 December 1888, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Caleb World
Anna Maria Magdalena Walters
Marriage: about 1848
Mary Walters World
Amy Mary "Mayme" World
Amelia World
Harry Joseph World
Elizabeth Lavinia "Eliza" World
William Walter World
John Thomas World
Anna Magdeline World
Emeline Laie World

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1848Dorchester, Dorset, England, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 1
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
    Age 3
    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
    Age 19
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    Name Meaning

    English (Hampshire): perhaps from Middle English world ‘world’ (Old English weorold), also used in the sense ‘eyes of the world, public opinion’, and so possibly for a person known to judge others.

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

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    Sources (43)

    • Caleb Worle in household of William Worle, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Caleb World in entry for Anthony Van Dam and Anna Leavitt, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Caleb World in entry for Minnie Rager, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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