William Wallace Casper

12 March 1821–17 July 1908 (Age 87)
Bellville, Jefferson Township, Richland, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of William Wallace

When William Wallace Casper was born on 12 March 1821, in Bellville, Jefferson Township, Richland, Ohio, United States, his father, William Casper, was 36 and his mother, Avarilla Durbin, was 31. He married Sarah Ann Bean on 29 August 1844, in Quincy, Adams, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839 and West Valley City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1851. He registered for military service in 1846. He died on 17 July 1908, in Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Millcreek Cemetery, Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Wallace Casper
1821–1908
Sarah Ann Bean
1828–1882
Marriage: 29 August 1844
Sarah Jane Casper
1845–1920
William Nephi Casper
1848–1932
Elizabeth Ann Casper
1850–1934
James Moroni Casper Sr.
1853–1948
Harriet Priscilla Casper
1855–1923
Jedediah Grant Casper
1857–1941
Emily Margaret Casper
1860–1866
George Ether Casper
1861–1945
Shemira Ellen Casper
1864–1945
John Ebenezer Casper
1866–1945
Reuben Miller Casper
1868–1953

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 August 1844Quincy, Adams, Illinois, United States
  • Children

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    Siblings

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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 4
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    1827
    Age 6
    Historical Boundaries: 1827: Hancock, Illinois, United States
    1845 · Oh My Father
    Age 24
    "In October 1845, the newspaper Times and Seasons published a poem written by Eliza R. Snow entitled ""My Father in Heaven."" It has become the well known hymn, ""Oh My Father."" The song is only one in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hymnbook that referrs to a Heavenly Mother."

    Name Meaning

    English and German: from the personal name Casper (in English this is a variant of Jasper , in German a variant of Kaspar and Kasper ), Latin Caspar(us), Gaspar(us). It is widely understood to be from the Persian word gazbar ‘treasurer’, and was ascribed by popular tradition in Europe to one of the three Magi (see also Baltazar and Melchior ) who according to the Bible (in which they are not named) brought gifts to the new-born Christ. Their supposed remains were taken to Cologne from Constantinople in the 12th century; hence the popularity of the name Casper and its variants in Germany and elsewhere in central Europe. In North America, the English form of the surname has absorbed cognates from other languages, e.g. Polish Kasper , Czech Kašpar (see Kaspar ), Croatian Gašpar (see Gaspar ), and Slovenian Gašper (see Gasper ), and also their derivatives.

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

    Possible Related Names

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    Kasparek
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    Kasbarian
    Gasperson
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    Gasparyan
    Caspers
    Caspersen
    Kasperski

    Story Highlight

    Elizabeth Lewis: Life Sketch

    Written by granddaughter Flora Bean Horne: Elizabeth Lewis Bean was a noble, progressive, intelligent type of woman. It was said of her that her spirituality and understanding were her dominant …

    Sources (112)

    • Wm W Caspar, "United States Census, 1860"
    • William W Casper, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
    • William C Casper in entry for Sarah Jane Casper Hanks, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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