William Middleton Crackles

24 March 1834–2 July 1919 (Age 85)
Marylebone, London, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William Middleton

When William Middleton Crackles was born on 24 March 1834, in Marylebone, London, England, United Kingdom, his father, Richard Crackles, was 33 and his mother, Sarah Dinsdale, was 34. He married Lucilia Batchelor on 9 April 1855, in St Pancras, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in St Marylebone, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years and Forest Dale, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1910. He died on 2 July 1919, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Middleton Crackles
Lucilia Batchelor
Marriage: 9 April 1855
William Richard Crackles
William Charles Crackles
Henry Crackles
Richard Middleton Crackles
Alice Crackles
David Crackles

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 April 1855St Pancras, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 2
    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.
    Age 14
    Find A Grave website photo indicates establishment of the cemetery in 1848. Located at the NE corner of 4th Avenue and N Street. Salt Lake City Cemetery is in The Avenues neighborhood of Salt Lake City, Utah. Approximately 120,000 persons are buried in the cemetery. Many religious leaders and politicians, particularly many leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) lie in the cemetery. It encompasses over 250 acres and contains 9 1?2 miles of roads. It is the largest city-operated cemetery in the United States. The first burial occurred on September 27, 1847, when George Wallace buried his child, Mary Wallace. The burial was two months after the Mormon pioneers had settled the Salt Lake Valley. In 1849, George Wallace, Daniel Wells, and Joseph Heywood surveyed 20 acres at the same site for the area's burial grounds. In 1851, Salt Lake City was incorporated and the 20 acres officially became the Salt Lake City Cemetery with George Wallace as its first sexton.
    1859 · Big Ben
    Age 25
    Big Ben is the name of the bell that is inside the clock tower. It is one of the most famous landmarks in London. The famous ringing from Big Ben is the result of it cracking four months after opening.

    Name Meaning

    Probably the most successful of all the Old French names of Germanic origin that were introduced to England by the Normans. It is derived from Germanic wil ‘will, desire’ + helm ‘helmet, protection’. The fact that it was borne by the Conqueror himself does not seem to have inhibited its favour with the ‘conquered’ population: in the first century after the Conquest it was the commonest male name of all, and not only among the Normans. In the later Middle Ages it was overtaken by John , but continued to run second to that name until the 20th century, when the picture became more fragmented.

    Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

    Sources (53)

    • Wm C Craekles in entry for Richard M Craekles, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • William Crackles in household of William Jennings, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
    • William M. Crackles, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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