Henry William Debenham

18 November 1848–19 April 1879 (Age 30)
Scole, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Henry William

When Henry William Debenham was born on 18 November 1848, in Scole, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom, his father, Henry Debenham, was 27 and his mother, Sarah Larter, was 26. He married Sarah Cracroft on 3 October 1870, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in Pancras, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom in 1861 and Redgrave, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom in 1871. He died on 19 April 1879, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 30, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Henry William Debenham
Sarah Cracroft
Marriage: 3 October 1870
Elizabeth Craycroft Debenham
Henry Edgar Debenham
Lucy Cracroft Debenham
Henrietta Debenham
Alice Debenham

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 October 1870Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (7)

    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 6
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
    Age 15
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
    Age 15
    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Debenham in Suffolk, named in Old English with the river name Deope ‘the deep one’ + ham ‘settlement or village’. Compare Debnam and Dedman .

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

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    Sources (43)

    • William Debenham in household of Henry Debenham, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • Harry Debenham in entry for Frederick James Williams and Henrietta Debenham Willie, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Henry W Debenham in entry for Elizth Debenham, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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