Claudia Jones

8 February 1849–9 December 1903 (Age 54)
Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Claudia

When Claudia Jones was born on 8 February 1849, in Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, her father, Dan Jones, was 38 and her mother, Jane Melling, was 30. She married Hyrum James Dennis on 18 December 1866, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1850 and Midway, Wasatch, Utah, United States for about 20 years. She died on 9 December 1903, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Hyrum James Dennis
Claudia Jones
Marriage: 18 December 1866
Mary Jane Dennis
William Albert Dennis
Hyrum James Dennis
Daniel Joseph Dennis
Philip Dennis
Robert Ernest Dennis
Edward Ray Dennis
Claudia Merling Dennis

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 December 1866Provo, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1850 · Coal Fields in South Wales Developed
    Age 1
    Like the iron and copper mines, the coal fields in South Wales were very important to the industrial revolution. Many of those that worked in the coal mines were part of the Merthyr uprising.
    Age 14
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    Age 16
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    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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    Story Highlight

    Autobiography of Laura Ann Ewell

    HISTORY OF LAURA ANN EWELL DENNIS Written by her when she was 87 years old. I was born 20 August 1872 in Santaquin, Utah to Francis Marion Ewell and Frances Mary (Fanny) Weech. My folks moved out …

    Sources (22)

    • Clodiah Jones in household of Jane Jones, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Trewman in entry for Hyrum J Dennis Junior and Fannie C Day, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Claudia Jones in entry for Mary Jones Ewell, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

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