William Henry Staker

20 February 1832–31 December 1907 (Age 75)
Ontario, Ontario, Canada

The Life Summary of William Henry

When William Henry Staker was born on 20 February 1832, in Ontario, Ontario, Canada, his father, Nathan Staker, was 30 and his mother, Jane Richmond, was 21. He married Catherine Maria Parsons on 1 January 1851, in Pigeon, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Rockport, Summit, Utah, United States in 1880 and Echo, Summit, Utah, United States in 1900. He died on 31 December 1907, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Henry Staker
Catherine Maria Parsons
Marriage: 1 January 1851
William Avery Staker
Sarah Burr Staker
Catherine Maria Staker
Matilda Jane Staker
Nathan Henry Staker
James Abner Staker
Elnora Erminnie Staker
Joseph Ira Staker
Edna Estelle Staker
Alvin Leroy Staker

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 January 1851Pigeon, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 4
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    Age 15
    Historical Boundaries: 1847: Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States
    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
    Age 25
    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

    Name Meaning

    topographic name for someone who lived by a stake, from Middle English stake ‘stake’ (Old English staca) + -er. Compare Stake .occupational name for someone who made wooden stakes or who drove them into the ground, from an agent derivative of Middle English stake ‘stake’ (Old English staca). Compare Stake .English:

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

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    Sources (87)

    • Wm H Staker, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Wm. H. Staker in entry for Nathan Henry Staker and Effie Wagstaff Butler, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Willm in entry for Eveline Staker, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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