William Whitehead

3 July 1816–5 November 1885 (Age 69)
Chadderton, Lancashire, England

The Life Summary of William

When William Whitehead was born on 3 July 1816, in Chadderton, Lancashire, England, his father, Robert Whitehead, was 28 and his mother, Alice Boardman, was 24. He married Jane Hardman on 8 February 1844, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He immigrated to Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1852 and lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839 and Oquawka, Henderson, Illinois, United States in 1850. He died on 5 November 1885, in Payson, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Payson City Cemetery, Payson, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Whitehead
Ann Matilda Spencer
Marriage: 23 July 1848
Hyrum Whitehead
Mary Alice Whitehead
Martha Jane Whitehead
Hannah Mariah Whitehead
Elizabeth Ann Whitehead
William Henry Whitehead
Rachel Malinda Whitehead
Reuben Hyrum Whitehead
Matilda Ellen Whitehead

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  • Marriage
    23 July 1848Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 3
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    Age 11
    Historical Boundaries: 1827: Hancock, Illinois, United States
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 20
    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.

    Name Meaning

    English: nickname from Middle English whit ‘white’ + hed ‘head’ (Old English hwīt + hēafod), denoting a person with white or fair hair. Occasionally perhaps from Middle English whīt ‘white’ + hod ‘hood’ (Old English hwīt + hōd).Irish: adopted by erroneous translation of Ó Ceanndubháin ‘descendant of the little black-headed one’ (see Canavan ), as if from Gaelic ceann ‘head’ + bán ‘white’.Americanized form (translation into English) of German Weisshaupt (see Weishaupt ) or Weisskopf (see Weiskopf ).

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

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    Joseph Samuel Whitehead

    Joseph Samuel Whitehead, son of William and Jane Hardman Whitehead, was born in Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois April 1, 1845. His mother died on the banks of the Missouri River having given birt …

    Sources (38)

    • Wm Whitehead, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Wm. Whitehead in entry for Robert Wimmer Hill and Rachael Malinda Whitehead Peery, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • William Whitehead in entry for Alice Depew Manwill, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

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