John Alma Workman Sr.

19 December 1839–14 April 1904 (Age 64)
Monroe, Overton, Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of John Alma

When John Alma Workman Sr. was born on 19 December 1839, in Monroe, Overton, Tennessee, United States, his father, Jacob Lindsay Workman, was 27 and his mother, Nancy Reader, was 29. He married Adelia Delilah Pierce on 3 October 1862, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1860 and Mountain Dell, Uintah, Utah, United States in 1900. In 1880, at the age of 41, his occupation is listed as teamster in Snyderville, Summit, Utah, United States. He died on 14 April 1904, in Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Vernal Memorial Park, Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States.

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John Alma Workman Sr.
Adelia Delilah Pierce
Marriage: 3 October 1862
John Alma Workman Jr
Isaac Riley Workman
Mary Adoline Workman
Jacob Lewis "Lindsay" Workman
Adelia Delila Workman
Joseph Pierce Workman
George Eli Workman

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 October 1862Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1841 · The Nauvoo Legion
    Age 2
    In 1841, the Nauvoo Legion was organized. It was a group of men formed to protect the people of Nauvoo but also fought in different wars. Joseph Smith was the Lieutenant General of this group. Other leaders included Brigham Young, John C. Bennett, and others. They were part of the Illinois Mormon War (1844-1846), Mexican-American War (March of California, Capture of Tucson), Indian Wars (Battle Creek Massacre, Battle of Fort Utah, Walker War, Ute Black Hawk War, Mountain Meadows Massacre), American Civil War, and Morrisite War. The Legion was disbanded in 1887.
    Age 7
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 24
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English (Gloucestershire): ostensibly an occupational name for a laborer, from Middle English werkman ‘laborer, craftsman’, also ‘customary tenant’ (Old English weorcmann). A customary tenant was a person allowed to hold land in exchange for carrying out a certain service.

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

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    John Alma Workman

    John Alma Workman (A life sketches not a biography. By Cindy Workman/Heggie) John Alma Workman Jr. Was born on Dec. 19, 1 …

    Sources (20)

    • Almy Workman in entry for Jacob Lindsy Workman, "Oregon, Oregon State Archives, Births, 1842-1917"
    • John A Workman in household of Jacob L Workman, "United States Census, 1860"
    • John Alma Workman in entry for Mary Adoline Workman Glines, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"

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