William Gillard Stone

28 January 1822–12 April 1907 (Age 85)
Castle Cary, Somerset, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William Gillard

When William Gillard Stone was born on 28 January 1822, in Castle Cary, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Stone, was 36 and his mother, Anna Dewer, was 33. He married Jane Stride on 15 May 1841, in Castle Cary, Somerset, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 10 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Promontory, Box Elder, Utah, United States in 1880 and Weber, Utah, United States in 1900. He died on 12 April 1907, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Gillard Stone
Jane Stride
Marriage: 15 May 1841
William Sydney Stone
James Stone
Mary Jane Stone
Henry John Stone
Samuel Seth Stone
Joseph Paul Stone
Francis L Stone
Edgar Dewer Stone
Nephi Napper Stone
Cyrus Herbert Stone
Frederick Gough Napper Stone

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 May 1841Castle Cary, Somerset, England, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 3
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    Age 24
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    English: from Middle English ston(e) ‘stone, rock’ (Old English stān). The surname may be topographic, for someone who lived on stony ground, by a notable outcrop of rock, or by a stone boundary-marker or monument, or habitational, from a place called Stone, such as those in Buckinghamshire, Devon, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Kent, Somerset, Staffordshire, and Worcestershire.Irish (Kilkenny): adopted for Irish Ó Clochartaigh (see Clougherty ) and/or Ó Clochasaigh (see Clohessy ), and possibly several other names containing or thought to contain the element cloch ‘stone’.Americanized form (translation into English) of various surnames in other languages, meaning ‘stone’, including Jewish Stein , Norwegian Steine, French Lapierre .

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

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    Story Highlight

    My Grandpa by Ethel Jane Stone Ross

    My Grandfather Stone was the only grandfather I knew, and he was blind. I used to lead him to Sunday School, and we were in our seats at 9: 40 a.m. every Sunday morning. I was so small at the time tha …

    Sources (38)

    • W G Stonehouse, "United States Census, 1880"
    • W. G. Stone in entry for Frederick Nappier Gough Stone and Ellen Smuin, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • William Stone in entry for Joseph Stone, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

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