William Joseph Castleton

27 December 1856–11 January 1940 (Age 83)
Lowestoft, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William Joseph

When William Joseph Castleton was born on 27 December 1856, in Lowestoft, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom, his father, James Joseph Castleton, was 27 and his mother, Frances Sarah Brown, was 22. He married Kate Roberts on 25 March 1880, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. He immigrated to United States in 1860 and lived in Election Precinct 3, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1920 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1930. He died on 11 January 1940, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Joseph Castleton
Kate Roberts
Marriage: 25 March 1880
Alice Mary Castleton
William Arthur Castleton
Hattie Mae Castleton
Frances Edith Castleton
Edna Kate Castleton
Florence Castleton
Ethel Martha Castleton
Joseph Castleton

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 March 1880Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)

    Age 7
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
    Age 7
    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 25
    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of several places so called in Derbyshire, Dorset, Lancashire, or Roxburghshire, from Old English castel ‘castle’ + tūn ‘settlement, farmstead’. Castledon in Wickford (Essex) and Castleton in Danby (North Yorkshire) seem to be late names and therefore not likely sources, and there is no evidence for derivation from Castleton in Hundleton (Pembrokeshire) or Castleton in Saint Athan (Glamorgan).

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

    Story Highlight

    William Joseph Castleton (1856-1940) Early Years

    I am writing a short sketch of my life at the request of my children. I was born in the town of Lowestoft, Suffolk, England on the 27 December 1856. The son of James Joseph Castleton and Frances S …

    Sources (44)

    • Wm Caselton in entry for Caselton, "Utah, Salt Lake County Birth Records, 1890-1915"
    • William J Castleman, "United States Census, 1930"
    • Wm. J. Castleton in entry for Raymond Walker Miles and Ethel Martha Castleton, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

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