Reuben Ames

1 July 1827–4 November 1873 (Age 46)
Norfolk, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Reuben

When Reuben Ames was born on 1 July 1827, in Norfolk, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Ames, was 20 and his mother, Mariah Goodings, was 21. He married Mary King on 10 October 1854, in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1860. He died on 4 November 1873, in Moroni, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 46, and was buried in Moroni City Cemetery, Moroni, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Reuben Ames
Mary Ann Hardy
Marriage: 1864
Mary Ellen Ames
Aaron Ames
Charlotte Ames
Samuel Ames

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  • Marriage
    1864Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
    Age 10
    Historical Boundaries: 1837: Wisconsin Territory, United States 1838: Iowa Territory, United States 1843: Keokuk, Iowa Territory, United States 1846: Keokuk, Iowa, United States
    1842 · Mines and Collieries Act of 1842
    Age 15
    The Parliment of the United Kingdom passed the Mines and Collieries Act of 1842, mostly commonly known as the Mines Act of 1842. This act made it so that nobody under the age of ten could work in the mines and also females in general could not be employed.

    Name Meaning

    English (of Norman origin): from the Old French personal name Amis or from the feminine form, Amice. The Old French word amis, is from Latin amicus ‘friend’, which was used in Late Latin as a term for a man of the lower classes, in particular a slave. There were also derivatives of this as personal names, in particular masculine Amicius and feminine Amicia. Both were in use as personal names in England and may have contributed to the surname.German: perhaps a nickname for an active person, from an ancient Germanic word related to Old High German amazzig ‘busy’.Dutch: possibly a patronymic from Ame a common personal name in Holland and Friesland, an abbreviated form of an ancient Germanic personal name, perhaps beginning with amel ‘strong’.

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

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    Mormon Overland Pioneer Trail

    Mary crossed the Atlantic on the ship Windermere in 1854, arriving at New Orleans 23 April. She married Reuben Ames at Manti, Utah in October 1855. She must have crossed the plains either in 1854 or 1 …

    Sources (18)

    • Reuben Ames, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Samuel Pines in entry for Lottie Mullikin, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Reuben Ames, "United States Census, 1870"

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