William Theobald

31 March 1813–28 February 1895 (Age 81)
Freshwater, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England

The Life Summary of William

When William Theobald was born on 31 March 1813, in Freshwater, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England, his father, John Theobald, was 37 and his mother, Elizabeth Dore, was 36. He married Martha Lane on 14 July 1842, in Freshwater, Isle of Wight, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Toquerville, Kane, Utah, United States in 1880. In 1880, at the age of 67, his occupation is listed as farmer, carpenter, and postmaster in Toquerville, Kane, Utah, United States. He died on 28 February 1895, in Toquerville, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Toquerville Cemetery, Toquerville, Washington, Utah, United States.

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William Theobald
Martha Lane
Marriage: 14 July 1842
Drucilla Theobald
Arthur Theobald
Clara Theobald
George Theobald
Ruth Theobald
Martha Theobald
John Theobald
Elizabeth Theobald
Frances Lane Theobald
Son Stillborn Theobald

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  • Marriage
    14 July 1842Freshwater, Isle of Wight, England, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 6
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 20
    The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 23
    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.

    Name Meaning

    German and English: from a personal name composed of the ancient Germanic elements theud ‘people, race’ + bald ‘bold, brave’. The English surname represents a learned form, re-created from French Théobald. The usual medieval forms of the name in English and German were Tebald and Tibalt (Old French Teobaud, Tibaut). Compare Dewald and Diebold .

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

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    AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF WILLIAM THEOBALD I, William Theobald, born at Freshwater, Isle of Wight, England, March 31, 1813. My Father's name was John Theobald, who was born in Feversham, Kent, England, in t …

    Sources (117)

    • Wm Thebald in entry for Clara Shaw, "Montana, County Births and Deaths, 1840-2004"
    • William Theobold, "United States Census, 1880"
    • William Theabold in entry for Anna Richards, "Arizona Deaths, 1870-1951"

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