Rhoda Jones

5 November 1840–5 February 1914 (Age 73)
Brimpsfield, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Rhoda

When Rhoda Jones was born on 5 November 1840, in Brimpsfield, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Jones, was 35 and her mother, Mary Shill, was 27. She married John Henry Stephen Sargeant on 25 January 1858, in Brimpsfield, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in West Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1900 and Taylorsville, Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 4 years. She died on 5 February 1914, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Bennion
Rhoda Jones
Marriage: 25 October 1868
Weston John Sargeant Jones
Wilford Bennion
Leonora Bennion
Robert William Bennion
Rhoda Bennion
Naomi Bennion
Arthur J. Bennion

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 October 1868Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    Age 8
    Find A Grave website photo indicates establishment of the cemetery in 1848. Located at the NE corner of 4th Avenue and N Street. Salt Lake City Cemetery is in The Avenues neighborhood of Salt Lake City, Utah. Approximately 120,000 persons are buried in the cemetery. Many religious leaders and politicians, particularly many leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) lie in the cemetery. It encompasses over 250 acres and contains 9 1?2 miles of roads. It is the largest city-operated cemetery in the United States. The first burial occurred on September 27, 1847, when George Wallace buried his child, Mary Wallace. The burial was two months after the Mormon pioneers had settled the Salt Lake Valley. In 1849, George Wallace, Daniel Wells, and Joseph Heywood surveyed 20 acres at the same site for the area's burial grounds. In 1851, Salt Lake City was incorporated and the 20 acres officially became the Salt Lake City Cemetery with George Wallace as its first sexton.
    Age 23
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English and Welsh: from the Middle English personal name Jon(e) (see John ), with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. The surname is especially common in Wales and southern central England. It began to be adopted as a non-hereditary surname in some parts of Wales from the 16th century onward, but did not become a widespread hereditary surname there until the 18th and 19th centuries. In North America, this surname has absorbed various cognate and like-sounding surnames from other languages. It is (including in the sense 2 below) the fifth most frequent surname in the US. It is also very common among African Americans and Native Americans.English: habitational or occupational name for someone who lived or worked ‘at John's (house)’.

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

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    Rhoda Jones Bennion Funeral services

    BIRTH: Family Records. 1ST MARRIAGE: John Henry Sargent, 25 Jan 1858, in England. DIVORCE: in England. 2ND MARRIAGE: Samuel Bennion F.H.L. Film #183,396, EHOUS, DEATH: F.H.L. Film #026,557, certificat …

    Sources (53)

    • Roda J Bennion, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Rhoda J. Bennion, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"
    • Rhoda Sergeant in household of John Sergeant, "England and Wales Census, 1861"

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