Amelia Ann Weight

7 November 1833–2 September 1918 (Age 84)
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Amelia Ann

When Amelia Ann Weight was born on 7 November 1833, in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, her father, James Weight Sr, was 45 and her mother, Ann Foukes, was 42. She married Johannes John Larson on 29 October 1855, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She immigrated to New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States in 1854 and lived in Election Precinct 11, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1900 and Desert, Emery, Utah, United States in 1910. She died on 2 September 1918, in Murray, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Johannes John Larson
Amelia Ann Weight
Marriage: 29 October 1855
Amelia Ann Larson
John Martin Larson
James Alfred Larson
William Thomas Larson
Charlotte Atheia Larson
Esther Louise Larson
Heber John Larson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 October 1855Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 3
    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.
    1848 · Early Settlers
    Age 15
    The earliest settlers housed themselves in a dugout in a hillside. The first families settled in the South Cottonwood area during the fall of 1848. These families settled near Little Cottonwood Creek and Big Cottonwood Creek which made it easy to water animals and crops. Nearly twenty families were living in South Cottonwood in 1860's. The area was surveyed by Amasa M. Lyman and divided into one-mile square areas. These were then subdivided into 10 acre plots per family. The first to settle the area included William Crosby, James M. Flake, Daniel Clark, John Brown, John Tanner and sons, Nathan and Sidney, along with Daniel Thomas. The earliest houses were built out of logs and adobe. Time was spent farming and herding. For fun, some spent time riding broncos, fishing, hunting, or dancing to an accordion. The area was crawling with wildlife such as blackbirds, mockingbirds, skunks, minks, badgers, and wolves.
    1861 · St. George Founded
    Age 28
    On December 6,1861, St. George Utah was founded. How it got its name remains a mystery. Some claim it was supposedly named after George A. Smith who was an Apostle for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the time. Those that went down were told to start cotton fields as it might be important with the American Civil War going on.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Wight or Waite .

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

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    Story Highlight

    Amelia Ann Weight George (7 November 1833 – 2 September 1918)

    Death of Utah Pioneer The death of Mrs. Amelia Larsen George occurred Monday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E. L. Scott, 81 Fifth Avenue, Murray. Mrs. George was in her eight-fifth year, …

    Sources (32)

    • Amelia George in household of Hyrum S Cahoon, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Amelia Weight in entry for James Alfred Larson and Olena Maria Larson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Amelia Wait in entry for Amelia Ann Larson Cahoon, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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