William Willes

Brief Life History of William

When William Willes was born on 5 July 1814, in Woolwich, Kent, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Willes, was 44 and his mother, Sarah Hawkes, was 34. He married Ann Kibbey on 5 February 1839, in Llandaff, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He immigrated to World in 1885. He died on 2 November 1890, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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William Willes
Elizabeth Wyatt
Marriage: 12 May 1866
William James Willes
Joseph Heber Willes
Decima Jessie Willes
Elizabeth Mary Willis
Marina Alice Willes

Sources (77)

  • William Willes, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William Willes, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • William Willes, "Wales, Marriage Bonds, 1650-1900"

World Events (8)


The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Wills .

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

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Pioneer, Telegraph and the Railroad

Many important things happened during the lifetime of our forefathers. The year 1866 was notable in Utah for the establishment of the Deseret Telegraph line. Brigham Young instructed the Bishops to …

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