John Rothwell Ramsden

20 May 1836–13 December 1924 (Age 88)
Pendleton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John Rothwell

When John Rothwell Ramsden was born on 20 May 1836, in Pendleton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Mitchel Rothwell Ramsden, was 24 and his mother, Sarah Schwartz, was 20. He married Margaret Scholes on 10 August 1861, in Prestwich, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Sugar House, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1880 and Little Bolton All Saints, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1891. He died on 13 December 1924, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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John Rothwell Ramsden
Margaret Scholes
Marriage: 10 August 1861
Mary Alice Ramsden
John Edward Ramsden
Albert Henry Ramsden
Hannah Ramsden
Elizabeth Ellen Ramsden
Arthur Ramsden
Sarah Ester Ramsden

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World Events (8)

1842 · Mines and Collieries Act of 1842
Age 6
The Parliment of the United Kingdom passed the Mines and Collieries Act of 1842, mostly commonly known as the Mines Act of 1842. This act made it so that nobody under the age of ten could work in the mines and also females in general could not be employed.
Age 7
Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1859 · Lancashire Rifle Volunteers
Age 23
The Lancashire Rifle Volunteers started in the eighteenth century. Those that fought in the militia were selected by ballot. They were formed because of threat due to the Revolutionary War and the Napoleonic War.

Name Meaning

Northern English: habitational name from any of various places so called from Old English hramsa ‘wild garlic’ (or possibly the genitive case of the Old English byname Ram(m) ‘ram’) + denu ‘valley’. There are villages so named in Essex, Kent, Oxfordshire, and Warwickshire, but the surname is most common in Yorkshire, where there are several minor places so named, Ramsden in the parish of Kirkburton being a well-recorded instance.

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

Sources (32)

  • John Ramsden, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • John Ransden in household of Wade Hampton, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John Ramsden in household of Michiel Ramsden, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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