Joseph Orton

4 October 1833–31 December 1916 (Age 83)
Amington, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Joseph

When Joseph Orton was born on 4 October 1833, in Amington, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Marler Orton, was 32 and his mother, Mary Welton, was 11830. He married Emma Webb on 20 October 1866, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He lived in Tamworth, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years. He died on 31 December 1916, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Joseph Orton
Sarah Ann Tansur
Annie Maria Tanser Peach
William Whitehead
William Tanser Whitehead
Sarah Ellen Whitehead
Joseph Henery Whitehead

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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 3
    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.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 21
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
    1861 · St. George Founded
    Age 28
    On December 6,1861, St. George Utah was founded. How it got its name remains a mystery. Some claim it was supposedly named after George A. Smith who was an Apostle for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the time. Those that went down were told to start cotton fields as it might be important with the American Civil War going on.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of various places called Orton in Cambridgeshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Warwickshire, and Westmorland. All those in England share a second element from Old English tūn ‘enclosure, settlement’, but the first element in each case is more difficult to determine. Examples in Cambridgeshire and Warwickshire are on the banks of rivers, so these are probably derived from Old English ōfer ‘riverbank’; in other cases it is impossible to distinguish between ofer ‘ridge’ and ufera ‘upper’. Orton in Westmorland is probably formed with the Old Norse byname Orri ‘black-cock’ (the male black grouse). Orton near Fochabers, Scotland, is of uncertain etymology.Americanized form of Norwegian Årtun: habitational name from the farm name Årtun, found in six places, e.g. in the province of Rogaland, a compound of the genitive case singular of Old Norse á ‘small river’ and tún ‘farm yard (surrounded by buildings)’.

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

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    Notes by Kathy Barrick 2011: There was a book in the St. George, Utah Family History Center in their special collections called Annals of Southern Utah Mission by James G. Bleak. I wasn’t al …

    Sources (27)

    • Joseph Orton in household of John Patteson, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • Joseph Orton in entry for Sarah Ann Casto, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Joseph Orton, "United States Census, 1910"

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