William Jasper Rolfe

8 December 1838–1 December 1871 (Age 32)
Far West, Caldwell, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of William Jasper

When William Jasper Rolfe was born on 8 December 1838, in Far West, Caldwell, Missouri, United States, his father, Samuel Jones Rolfe, was 45 and his mother, Elizabeth Williams Hathaway, was 36. He married Ellen Wiltshire on 4 March 1860, in Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Utah, Utah, United States in 1850 and Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States in 1860. He died on 1 December 1871, in Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 32, and was buried in Lehi City Cemetery, Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Jasper Rolfe
Ellen Wiltshire
Marriage: 4 March 1860
William Jasper Tollman Rolfe
Ann Elizabeth Rolfe
Lydia Mandana Rolfe
Samuel Jones Rolfe
Nellie Ellen Rolfe
Frances Ellenor Rolfe

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 March 1860Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1839 · Nauvoo is Settled
    Age 1
    After the Saints had been chased out of Missouri they moved to a swampy area located next to the Mississippi River. Here they settled and named the place Nauvoo which translates into the city beautiful.
    Age 8
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized
    Age 10
    Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.

    Name Meaning

    English: of Norman origin, from the Middle English and Anglo-Norman French personal name Rolf, Roulf, Rou, Roul, Rouf, Rof. Its usual derivation is from Old Norse Hrólfr, Rolf, from ancient Germanic hrōd ‘fame, renown’ + wulf ‘wolf’, and occasionally from ancient Germanic Rodulf, of the same origin as Hrólfr (earlier Hróthúlfr) but in a West Frankish form, which the Scandinavian Normans occasionally used. The name was also common in Normandy where it became Old French Roul, Rou, often Latinized as Rollo. See Ralph and compare Rowe , Dow , and Rowson .

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

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    Sources (19)

    • William Rolfe, "United States Census, 1870"
    • William J. Rolfe in entry for William Jasper Rolfe, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • Jasper Rolph in household of Saml Rolph, "United States Census, 1860"

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