William Clegg

22 February 1842–15 March 1895 (Age 53)
Preston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William

When William Clegg was born on 22 February 1842, in Preston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Jonathan Clegg, was 25 and his mother, Ellen Walmsley, was 26. He married Emma Louisa Gittins on 4 September 1864, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, United States for about 10 years and Great Marsden, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1891. He died on 15 March 1895, in Shelton, Fremont, Idaho, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in Shelton, Fremont, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Clegg
Emma Louisa Gittins
Marriage: 4 September 1864
William James Clegg
Mary Ellen Clegg
Joseph Edwin Clegg
Hannah Louisa Clegg
Sarah Alice Clegg
Jonathan Hadley Clegg
Mariah Jane Clegg
Charles Fenton Clegg
Rosa Isabelle Clegg
Lyman Francis Clegg
Gracie May Clegg

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 September 1864Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    1854 · St. George's Hall
    Age 12
    In 1854, St. George's Hall was completed. The site that it sits on is were the Liverpool Infirmary was previously located. The hall was built for entertainment.
    1860 · Abraham Lincoln Elected President
    Age 18
    Abraham Lincoln was Elected President of the United States in November of 1860

    Name Meaning

    English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): habitational name from a place in Lancashire named Clegg, from Old Norse kleggi ‘haystack’, originally the name of a nearby hill. Alternatively, a nickname from Middle English clege and Older Scots cleg, gleg ‘gadfly, horsefly’ (Old Norse kleggi), presumably for an irritating person. The name was taken to Ulster in the early 18th century.Manx: variant of Clague , which in Lancashire and Cumbria have occasionally been absorbed into Clegg.

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

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    HISTORY OF WILLIAM CLEGG (Written by John R. Burtenshaw)

    HISTORY OF WILLIAM CLEGG (Written by John R. Burtenshaw) William Clegg was born at Preston, East Lancashire, England on 22 February, 1832. As a boy he lived with his family in a manufacturing c …

    Sources (69)

    • William Clegg, "United States Census, 1870"
    • William Clegg in entry for H Robson Holmes and Gracie Mae Clegg Parson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • William Clagg in entry for Rosie Bell Pulley, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

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