Edward Ashworth

21 September 1830–8 October 1883 (Age 53)
Bury, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Edward

When Edward Ashworth was born on 21 September 1830, in Bury, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Ashworth, was 25 and his mother, Jane Diggle, was 29. He married Sarah Elizabeth Ramsbottom on 2 April 1854, in Oldham, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He lived in Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and Oldham, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom for about 20 years. He registered for military service in 1866. He died on 8 October 1883, in Spring City, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in Spring City Cemetery, Spring City, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edward Ashworth
Sarah Elizabeth Ramsbottom
Marriage: 2 April 1854
Mary Jane Ashworth
Eliza Ann Ashworth
Sarah Elizabeth Ashworth

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 April 1854Oldham, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 2
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    1842 · Mines and Collieries Act of 1842
    Age 12
    The Parliment of the United Kingdom passed the Mines and Collieries Act of 1842, mostly commonly known as the Mines Act of 1842. This act made it so that nobody under the age of ten could work in the mines and also females in general could not be employed.
    Age 16
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    English (mainly Lancashire): habitational name from Ashworth in Lancashire, from Old English æsc ‘ash tree’ + worth ‘enclosure’.

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

    Story Highlight

    Edward Ashworth

    Edward Ashworth was born September 18, 1830 in Kelrose, Lancashire England. He was the son of John Ashworth and Jane Diggle Ashworth. There were seven siblings in his family, three boys and four girl …

    Sources (36)

    • Edward Ashworth, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Edward Ashworth in entry for Sarah Elizabeth Ashworth Sears, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • Edward Ashworth, "England and Wales Census, 1861"

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