John Alma Carson

30 May 1839–13 March 1919 (Age 79)
Payson, Adams, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of John Alma

When John Alma Carson was born on 30 May 1839, in Payson, Adams, Illinois, United States, his father, William Huff Carson, was 21 and his mother, Corilla Egbert, was 18. He married Catherine Quayle on 8 February 1858, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Oakley, Cassia, Idaho, United States in 1900. He died on 13 March 1919, in Island, Cassia, Idaho, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Island Cemetery, Oakley, Cassia, Idaho, United States.

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John Alma Carson
Catherine Quayle
Marriage: 8 February 1858
Catherine Carson
Corrilla Ann Carson
John Alma Carson Jr.
Florence Quayle Carson
Elva Irene Carson
William Vincent Carson
Grace Inez Carson
Clarence Egbert Carson
Owen Thomas Carson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 February 1858Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 7
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 7
    Iowa is the 29th state.
    1861 · Simple life to Soldiers
    Age 22
    Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish (Galloway) and northern Irish: probably a habitational name from an unlocated place in southwestern Scotland called Acarson or Carsan. This surname was taken to Northern Ireland in the early 17th century. Alternatively, it may be a hybrid patronymic name composed of Irish cearr ‘left-handed’ + English son ‘son’.English: variant of Corston, a habitational name from one of the many places so called in Norfolk, Shropshire, Somerset, or Wiltshire.In some cases also an Americanized form of Norwegian Kåsen (see Kasen ).

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

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    Find a Grave Information for: John Alma Carson

    John Alma Carson Birth: May 30, 1839 Payson Adams County Illinois, USA Death: Mar. 13, 1919 Cassia County Idaho, USA Family links: Parents: William Huff Carson (1818 - 1901) Corilla Egbert …

    Sources (64)

    • John A Carson in household of William Carson, "United States Census, 1850"
    • John Carson in entry for Grace Inez Carson Callister, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • John Carson, "United States Census, 1870"

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