Robert Franklin Goold sen

29 March 1822–27 February 1907 (Age 84)
Wells, Somerset, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Robert Franklin

When Robert Franklin Goold sen was born on 29 March 1822, in Wells, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, his father, Abraham Goold sen, was 22 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Binning, was 20. He married Emma Watts on 2 November 1844, in Pontypool, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom in 1851 and Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1860. He died on 27 February 1907, in Monroe, Sevier, Utah, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Monroe City Cemetery, Monroe, Sevier, Utah, United States.

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Robert Franklin Goold sen
Emma Watts
Marriage: 2 November 1844
Rev. Samuel William Goold sen
Sarah Jane Goold
Mary Jane Goold
Frederick Binning Goold
Emma Maria Goold
Emily Jane Goold
Charles Henry Goold
Annie Sophia Goold

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 November 1844Pontypool, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
    1831 · Merthyr Uprising 
    Age 9
    Sparked by a depression that was going through Wales the previous three years, the Merthyr uprisings were carried out by workers that were in debt. In the process, twenty-four people were killed and twenty-six were arrested. Troops were brought in to stop the protestors.
    Age 24
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Gold .

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

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    Biographical Sketch of the Life of Robert Franklin Goold

    Journal of Samuel William Goold. Early church records of Aberyshan Branch. F Ut 52-42088-p.28-19-12. TIB card EH records #11429-book E living, page 160. TIB card #61 Book B page 4. Born in the parish …

    Sources (70)

    • Robert Gould, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Robert F. Goold in entry for Emily Jane Goold Thompson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Robert Gould, "United States Census, 1860"

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