William Edwin Featherstone

12 July 1856–24 August 1864 (Age 8)
St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of William Edwin

When William Edwin Featherstone was born on 12 July 1856, in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States, his father, Thomas Featherstone, was 21 and his mother, Emma Smith, was 23. He died on 24 August 1864, in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 8, and was buried in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Featherstone
Emma Smith
John Thomas Featherstone
William Edwin Featherstone
Mary Ann Featherstone
Joseph Franklin Featherstone
Thomas Featherstone
Stephen Featherstone
Elizabeth Featherstone

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World Events (4)

1857 · Bountiful Tabernacle Groundbreaking
Age 1
The groundbreaking of the Bountiful Tabernacle began with the dedicatory prayer given by Lorenzo Snow on a cold February morning in 1857. The building was designed by Augustus Farnham.
Age 4
In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
Age 7
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English (northern): habitational name from any of the places in Staffordshire, Yorkshire, and Northumberland, which are so called from Old English fetherstān ‘tetralith’, a prehistoric structure consisting of three upright stones capped with a headstone (from Old English fe(o)ther- ‘four’ + stān ‘stone’).

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

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Sources (13)

  • Wm E Featherston in household of Thos Featherston, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Wm. E. Featherstone, "Utah, Deaths and Burials, 1888-1946"
  • William E Featherstone, "Utah, Cemetery Abstracts"

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