John Golightly

19 August 1847–12 March 1870 (Age 22)
Gateshead, Durham, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John

When John Golightly was born on 19 August 1847, in Gateshead, Durham, England, United Kingdom, his father, Richard Golightly, was 40 and his mother, Isabella Richardson, was 39. He married Margaret Burns Graham on 1 January 1869, in Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Durham, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and Crossgate, Durham, England, United Kingdom in 1901. He died on 12 March 1870, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 22, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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John Golightly
Margaret Burns Graham
Marriage: 1 January 1869
Margaret Isabella Golightly

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  • Marriage
    1 January 1869Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (6)

    Age 1
    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.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 7
    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.
    Age 16
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English (Durham): nickname, perhaps for a messenger, from Middle English gō(n) ‘to go’ (Old English gān) + lihtly ‘lightly, swiftly’ (Old English lēoht(līc)).Scottish and English: altered form of Scottish Galletly, a variant of Irish Mac an Ghallóglaigh, see Gallogly .

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

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    Story Highlight

    Fate of John Golightly as Taken from Isabella Golightly’s Bio

    (I just copied and pasted this biographical information from a note on Isabella's page. I thought it would be fitting in the "stories" section of her profile. What a great person, this Isabella!) S …

    Sources (21)

    • John Golightly in household of Isabella Golightly, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • John Golightly in entry for John Golightly and Mary Snell, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
    • John Golightly in entry for Margaret Unander, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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