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
1818–1896
Susannah Sneath
1821–1906
Marriage: 1 November 1841
John Sneath Harker
1842–1846
Job Harker
1844–1922
Joseph Harker
1845–1846
William Sneath Harker
1847–1914
Henry Harker
1849–1926
Benjamin Harker
1851–1884
Mary Ann Harker
1853–1936
Ephraim Harker
1854–1932
Isabell Harker
1856–1938
Heber Willard Harker
1858–1943
Alvina Harker
1862–1948
Levi Harker
1865–1939
Samira Susannah Harker
1867–1943

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 November 1841Sempringham with Pointon and Birthorpe, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children

    (13)

    +8 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (7)

    +2 More Children

    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. 
    1823
    Age 5
    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
    1843
    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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