William H. Hymas

26 July 1806–7 May 1889 (Age 82)
Rayleigh, Essex, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William H.

When William H. Hymas was born on 26 July 1806, in Rayleigh, Essex, England, United Kingdom, his father, Edward Hymas, was 43 and his mother, Sarah Harvey Howlett, was 34. He married Christina McDonald on 3 July 1869, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He immigrated to New York County, New York, United States in 1861 and lived in Chelmsford, Essex, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and Hockley, Essex, England, United Kingdom in 1851. He died on 7 May 1889, in Liberty, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Liberty Cemetery, Liberty, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States.

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William H. Hymas
Mary Ann Atkins
George William Hymas
William Alfred Hymas
John Atkins Hymas
Sarah Ann Hymas
Susan Hymas
Benjamin Hymas
James Hymas
Mary Ann Hymas

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World Events (8)

Age 9
The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
Age 21
During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
Age 24
Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning

English: probably an Essex variant of Hindmarsh ; however, it cannot be formally ruled out that the name arises from Middle English heigh messe, masse ‘High Mass’.

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

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Conversion of William Hymas & family

In the year 1853, the L.D.S. missionaries were preaching the gospel in England, and some members of the Hymas Family became interested in the gospel. Charles W. Penrose, a missionary (and later a me …

Sources (47)

  • Wm Hymas, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • William Hymas in entry for Benjamin Hymas, "Idaho, Death Certificates, 1911-1937"
  • William Hymas, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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