James Williams Backus

27 April 1854–20 September 1890 (Age 36)
Blackburn, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of James Williams

When James Williams Backus was born on 27 April 1854, in Blackburn, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, James Backhouse, was 34 and his mother, Jane Williams, was 29. He married Charlotte Flora Natalia Petersen Madsen on 24 April 1876, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 20 September 1890, in Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 36, and was buried in Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Williams Backus
Charlotte Flora Natalia Petersen Madsen
Marriage: 24 April 1876
Eleanor Jane Backus
James Andrew Backus
John Albert Backus
Mary Charlotte Backus
William Backus
Thomas Backus
Bertha Backus
George Franklin Backus

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 April 1876Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1859 · Lancashire Rifle Volunteers
    Age 5
    The Lancashire Rifle Volunteers started in the eighteenth century. Those that fought in the militia were selected by ballot. They were formed because of threat due to the Revolutionary War and the Napoleonic War.
    Age 9
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    Age 11
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    Name Meaning

    English (Leicestershire): from Middle English bak(e)hous ‘bakehouse’ (Old English bæchūs), hence a topographic name for someone who lived or worked in a bakery.Dutch: in Limburg province, a shortened variant of Bakhuis, Dutch form of German Backhaus .Americanized form of German Backhaus .

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

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    Story Highlight

    James William Backhouse

    James William Backhouse was born 27 Apr 1854 in Blackburn, Lancashire, England to James Backhouse and Jane Williams Backhouse. His parents were active in the Society of Friends or Quakers. His father …

    Sources (20)

    • James Blackhouse in household of James Blackhouse, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
    • Jomes William Backus in entry for Eleanor Jane Backus Miller, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • James Bachus, "United States Census, 1880"

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