John Bussey Shorten

2 February 1834–12 May 1922 (Age 88)
Kings Worthy, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John Bussey

When John Bussey Shorten was born on 2 February 1834, in Kings Worthy, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Henry Chasteney Shorten, was 31 and his mother, Elizabeth Bussey, was 23. He married Marie Louise Winberg in 1858, in Lund, Malmöhus, Sweden. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in St George Hanover Square, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom in 1851. He died on 12 May 1922, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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John Bussey Shorten
Elizabeth Smith
Alta Lee Shorten
Alfred H Shorten
Frank Leroy Shorton
James Albert Shorten
Freddie Shorten

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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

Irish (Cork): Anglicized form of Gaelic Seartáin, a variant of Soirtéil (see Shortell ).English (Norfolk): habitational name from Shorton in Paignton (Devon), and perhaps from one or more unidentified places. The Devon placename may derive from Old English scīr ‘bright, gleaming’ + dūn ‘hill’, but this cannot be certain due to a lack of medieval forms.

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

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James Shorten & John Bussey Shorten

John was 20 years old & James was 14 years old, when they stayed at Devil's Gate, Wyoming to guard supplies that had to be left behind, in life threatening circumstances, of hunger, cold, danger of r …

Sources (47)

  • John Shorten in entry for Alice Callison, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • John B Shorter in household of Anne E Shorter, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • John Busse Shorten in entry for Elizabeth Shorten, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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