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
Margaret Ann Sidwell
Marriage: 4 October 1849
William Sidwell Sperry
John Lamont Sperry
George Aaron Sperry
Susan Elizabeth Sperry
Aurilla Sperry
Drusilla Sperry
Job Sperry
Susan Sperry
Charles Joy Sperry
Mary Lamont Sperry
Harrison Lamont Sperry
Asa Grant Sperry
Sarah Margaret Sperry

Spouse and Children

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


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    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.
    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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