Willard Richards Dobson

25 January 1840–21 September 1913 (Age 73)
Preston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Willard Richards

When Willard Richards Dobson was born on 25 January 1840, in Preston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Dobson, was 34 and his mother, Alice Pickup, was 32. He died on 21 September 1913, in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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William Dobson
Alice Pickup
John Dobson
Mary Ann Dobson
Joseph Dobson
Thomas Dobson
Willard Richards Dobson

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World Events (8)

Age 3
Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
Age 8
Find A Grave website photo indicates establishment of the cemetery in 1848. Located at the NE corner of 4th Avenue and N Street. Salt Lake City Cemetery is in The Avenues neighborhood of Salt Lake City, Utah. Approximately 120,000 persons are buried in the cemetery. Many religious leaders and politicians, particularly many leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) lie in the cemetery. It encompasses over 250 acres and contains 9 1?2 miles of roads. It is the largest city-operated cemetery in the United States. The first burial occurred on September 27, 1847, when George Wallace buried his child, Mary Wallace. The burial was two months after the Mormon pioneers had settled the Salt Lake Valley. In 1849, George Wallace, Daniel Wells, and Joseph Heywood surveyed 20 acres at the same site for the area's burial grounds. In 1851, Salt Lake City was incorporated and the 20 acres officially became the Salt Lake City Cemetery with George Wallace as its first sexton.
Age 23
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Dob(b), a rhyming pet form of Robert (see Dobbe ), + -son.

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

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RESOLUTIONS OF RESPECT Sacred to the memory of Mary Dobson Clark who departed this life Aug. 20th, 1905 at her home in Cedar Fort, Utah Co, Utah. She was born July 1st, 1832, at Preston, En …

Sources (26)

  • William Dobson, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • William Richard Dobson, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Willard R. Dobson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

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