Joseph Harker

28 February 1818–23 November 1896 (Age 78)
Pointon, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Joseph

When Joseph Harker was born on 28 February 1818, in Pointon, Lincolnshire, England, his father, John Harker, was 52 and his mother, Mary Proctor, was 29. He married Susannah Sneath on 1 November 1841, in Sempringham with Pointon and Birthorpe, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 4 daughters. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1847 and lived in Sempringham with Pointon and Birthorpe, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom in 1841 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 23 November 1896, in Taylorsville, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Taylorsville Memorial Park Cemetery, Taylorsville, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Harker
Susannah Sneath
Marriage: 1 November 1841
John Sneath Harker
Job Harker
Joseph Harker
William Sneath Harker
Henry Harker
Benjamin Harker
Mary Ann Harker
Ephraim Harker
Isabell Harker
Heber Willard Harker
Alvina Harker
Levi Harker
Samira Susannah Harker

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 November 1841Sempringham with Pointon and Birthorpe, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 1
    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. 
    Age 5
    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
    Age 25
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    Name Meaning

    English:habitational name either from Harker (now Harkerside) in Grinton parish (North Yorkshire), of uncertain etymology, or from Harker in Halsall parish (Lancashire), derived from Old English hār ‘hoar, gray’ or Old English hara ‘hare’ + Old Norse kjarr ‘marsh overgrown with brushwood’.nickname for an eavesdropper or busybody, from an agent derivative of Middle English herkien ‘to listen’. The name seems to be attested in southwestern England.

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

    Story Highlight

    S. Sneath & Jos. Harker; B. Harker, gg g-son (2017).

    Joseph Harker was a colonizer, bishop, missionary, patriarch and visionary. His first wife, Susannah Sneath was his indomitable help meet, without whom it is certain he could not have achieved what he …

    Sources (112)

    • Joseph Harker, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Joseph in entry for Joshua S Harker, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Joseph Harker, "United States Census, 1870"

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