Willard Richard Funk

Brief Life History of Willard Richard

When Willard Richard Funk was born on 22 June 1853, in Pedersker, Bornholm, Denmark, his father, Diderik Espersen Funk, was 52 and his mother, Kirstine Madsdatter, was 51. He married Sarah Ann Bell on 31 May 1875, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Alberta, Canada in 1916 and Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada in 1926. He died on 17 October 1939, in Cardston County, Alberta, Canada, at the age of 86, and was buried in Cardston Cemetery, Cardston County, Alberta, Canada.

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Willard Richard Funk
Sarah Ann Bell
Marriage: 31 May 1875
Annie Bell Funk
Effemia Jane "Effie" Funk
Esther Elizabeth Funk
Willard Richard Funk Jr
Mary Alice Funk
Clara Melinda Funk
Chloe Ethel Funk
Pearl Helena Funk
Marcus Funk
Ada Louise Funk

Sources (41)

  • Willard Richard Funk, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Idaho, U.S., Birth Index, 1861-1919, Stillbirth Index, 1905-1967
  • Alberta, Canada, Marriages Index, 1898-1944

World Events (8)

1859 · Copenhagen Waterworks

The Copenhagen Waterworks was the first waterworks in Denmark and served the community until 1951. It was one of the first buildings to be built outside Copenhagen's old city walls.


Historical Boundaries: 1859: Cache, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Cache, Utah, United States

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

Name Meaning

German: nickname for a blacksmith, or for a small and lively or irritable individual, from Middle High German vunke ‘spark’. This surname is also found Poland, Czechia, Sweden, Denmark, France (Alsace and Lorraine), and the Netherlands.

English: from Middle English funke, fonke, founck ‘spark of fire’, with the same meaning as 1 above.

History: Between 1709 and 1772 nine families bearing this name immigrated to America. See also Funck .

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

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Jorgine Kirstine Funk Toolson by Charles M. Jenson, Jr.

Jorgine Kirstine Funk Toolson, better known as Gena Funk Toolson, was born November 25 1827, at Pedersker, Bornholm, Denmark, the third child and second daughter of Diderick Esbersen Funk and Kirsten …

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