Samuel Ostler

16 August 1798–17 January 1865 (Age 66)
Crewkerne, Somerset, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Samuel

When Samuel Ostler was born on 16 August 1798, in Crewkerne, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, his father, Robert Ostler, was 38 and his mother, Elizabeth Webber, was 42. He married Frances Lacey on 12 April 1819, in Crewkerne, Somerset, England. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 17 January 1865, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Ostler
Frances Lacey
Marriage: 12 April 1819
John Ostler
Robert Ostler
John Ostler
Simeon Ostler
George Ostler
Julia Anne Ostler
Samuel Ostler
Frances Ann Ostler

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 April 1819Crewkerne, Somerset, England, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
    Age 2
    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
    1801 · The Act of Union
    Age 3
    The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 21
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name for an innkeeper, from Middle English (h)osteler (Old French (h)ostelier, an agent derivative of hostel, meaning a sizeable house in which guests could be lodged in separate rooms, derived from Late Latin hospitalis, from the genitive case of hospes ‘guest’). This term was at first applied to the secular officer in a monastery who was responsible for the lodging of visitors, but it was later extended to keepers of commercial hostelries, and this is probably the usual sense of the surname. Subsequently, the word came to mean ‘stableman; one who looked after horses’, but this was probably not the meaning at the time the surname was coined.German: from a short form of an ancient Germanic personal name formed with a cognate of Old High German ōst(an) (see Oest ). Later it was understood as someone coming from the east or settling to the east of the village.

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

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    Samuel Ostler

    Samuel Ostler was christened 16 August 1798 in Crewkerne, Somerset, England. He died 17 January 1865 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah. Samuel married Frances Lacey on 12 Apr 1819 in Crewkerne, Somer …

    Sources (44)

    • Samuel Ostler, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Samuel Ostler, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Samuel Ostler in household of Elizabeth Ostler, "United States Census, 1860"

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