William Halliday

21 July 1820–25 January 1879 (Age 58)
Fillongley, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William

When William Halliday was born on 21 July 1820, in Fillongley, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Halladay, was 44 and his mother, Sarah Bachelor, was 41. He married Lydia Ellen Blackhurst on 26 May 1850, in Carterville, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States in 1860 and Rockville Election Precinct, Kane, Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 25 January 1879, in Kane, Utah, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Rockville Cemetery, Rockville, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Halliday
Lydia Ellen Blackhurst
Marriage: 26 May 1850
Lydia Ellen Halliday
William Wilford Halladay
Emma Ann Halladay

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 May 1850Carterville, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land
    Age 1
    A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.
    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 13
    The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 16
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and northern English: variant of Holliday . Halliday is also found in Ireland, where it is of English origin.

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

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    The Halladays were Pioneers

    The Halladays were Pioneers in Unknown Companies (1847-1868), Departure 847-1868, Arrival 1847-1868, Number In Company 3734 Pioneers have been entered in this company entry category because research h …

    Sources (31)

    • William Halliday, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Wm Halladay in entry for Emma Ellsworth, "Arizona Deaths, 1870-1951"
    • Wm Halladay, "United States Census, 1860"

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