Arthur Firth

18 January 1849–1 December 1911 (Age 62)
Heath Common, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Arthur

When Arthur Firth was born on 18 January 1849, in Heath Common, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Firth, was 25 and his mother, Jane Kendell, was 27. He married Emily Mary Firth on 25 November 1868, in South Weber, Davis, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Gomersal, West Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1901 and South Weber, Davis, Utah, United States in 1910. He died on 1 December 1911, in Riverdale, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Uintah Cemetery, Uintah, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Arthur Firth
Emily Mary Firth
Marriage: 25 November 1868
Sarah Jane Firth
Mary Ellen Firth
Elizabeth Emily Firth
Alice Mary Firth
John Firth
Frank Firth
Amelia Firth

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 November 1868South Weber, Davis, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Named after the early pioneer leader Daniel C. Davis the County was established as a territory in 1850.The territorial legislature created Davis County in 1852 and designated its County seat at Farmington-midway between boundaries-the Weber River on the north and the mouth of the Jordan River on the south. Westward the County includes a portion of the Great Salt Lake-its largest island on which Antelope Island State Park is now located.During first half-century Davis County grew slowly.It supported a hardy pioneer people engaged in irrigation agriculture and raising livestock.The Utah Central Railroad(now the Union Pacific crossed the County from Ogden on the north to Salt Lake City on the south in 1870 and offered welcome transportation links to bring manufactured products.This was the beginning of a transition in the County's history that led to mechanized agriculture, a surge of commerce, banking, and local business along with improved roads, new water systems, and the electrification of homes and business
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 5
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
    1866 · The First Civil Rights Act
    Age 17
    The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

    Name Meaning

    English: topographic name from Middle English firthe, frithe, frethe ‘frith, wood, woodland’, also ‘hunting ground’ (whether or not wooded). These are forms of Old English firhthe, (ge)fyrhthe, ferhthe in which the awkward consonant cluster -rhth- was simplified by dropping medial -h- and sometimes metathesizing the -r-. In medieval Sowerbyshire, Yorkshire and Derbyshire, the friths were areas reserved for hunting, so the surname there may have belonged to forest officials.Scottish: habitational name from Firth in Orkney.

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

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    Sources (35)

    • Arthur Firth, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Arthur J Firth in entry for Hyrum Peter Bolander and Millie Firth, "Utah, Weber County Marriages, 1887-1941"
    • Arthur Firth in entry for Elizabeth Emily Gale, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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