William Lamont Sperry

20 April 1824–5 January 1901 (Age 76)
Loudonville, Ashland, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of William Lamont

When William Lamont Sperry was born on 20 April 1824, in Loudonville, Ashland, Ohio, United States, his father, Joy Sperry, was 39 and his mother, Mary Lamont, was 34. He married Margaret Ann Sidwell on 4 October 1849, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1850. He died on 5 January 1901, in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Vine Bluff Cemetery, Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Lamont Sperry
1824–1901
Margaret Ann Sidwell
1830–1916
Marriage: 4 October 1849
William Sidwell Sperry
1850–1911
John Lamont Sperry
1853–1919
George Aaron Sperry
1855–1924
Susan Elizabeth Sperry
1857–1857
Aurilla Sperry
1858–1935
Drusilla Sperry
1858–1894
Job Sperry
1861–1882
Susan Sperry
1863–1863
Charles Joy Sperry
1864–1920
Mary Lamont Sperry
1866–1941
Harrison Lamont Sperry
1869–1894
Asa Grant Sperry
1873–1949
Sarah Margaret Sperry
1876–1906

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 October 1849Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (13)

    +8 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 1
    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 3
    Historical Boundaries: 1827: Hancock, Illinois, United States
    1845 · Oh My Father
    Age 21
    "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 (Leicestershire): from the early Middle English personal name Sperry (Old Norse Sperrir, perhaps originally a nickname for a tall man, from Old Norse sperra ‘spar, beam, stake’).

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

    Story Highlight

    Joy and Mary Lamont Sperry, Death on the Trail

    "We crossed over the Mississippi River and marched on westward, not knowing where we were going. The roads muddy and much storm most every day. We went through Iowa until we came to the Grand River. T …

    Sources (27)

    • Wm L Sperry, "Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951"
    • William S Sperry, "United States Census, 1850"
    • William L. Sperry in entry for John Lemont Sperry, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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