William Eccles

6 April 1825–4 December 1903 (Age 78)
Old Kilpatrick, Dunbartonshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William

When William Eccles was born on 6 April 1825, in Old Kilpatrick, Dunbartonshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, William Eccles, was 51 and his mother, Margaret Miller, was 42. He married Sarah Hutchinson on 3 May 1843. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1861 and Eden, Weber, Utah, United States in 1880. He died on 4 December 1903, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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William Eccles
Sarah Hutchinson
Marriage: 3 May 1843
William Eccles
John Hutchinson Eccles
David Eccles
Stewart Eccles
Sarah Hutchinson Eccles
Margaret Hutchinson Eccles
William Hutchinson Eccles
Samuel Hutchinson Eccles

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 May 1843
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    World Events (8)

    Age 5
    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
    1832 · The Scottish Reform Act
    Age 7
    The Scottish Reform Act was introduced by Parliament that introduced changes to the election laws in Scotland. The Act didn’t change the method of how the counties elected members but adopted a different solution for each pair of counties. Ultimately, it brought about boundary changes so that some burghs would have more say for the country than others.
    Age 21
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    English (Lancashire): habitational name from Eccles in Lancashire, or possibly from any of several other places so named in Kent, Norfolk, Berwickshire, and Dumfriesshire, from British eglēs ‘Romano-British Christian church’ (from Latin ecclesia, Greek ekklēsia ‘gathering, assembly’). Such places would have been the sites of notable pre-Anglo-Saxon churches or Christian places of communal worship.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Interview between Royal Eccles and John Hutchison Moyes, 1934

    Interview between Royal Eccles [1884-1963, son of David Eccles and Bertha Marie Jensen] [2nd Cousin three times removed from William Hardy Goodman, who is typing this into a readable MS Doc, Septemb …

    Sources (34)

    • William Eckles, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Wm Eccles in entry for David Eccles, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • William Eccles, "United States Census, 1880"

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