Joseph Gaskell Romney

20 April 1838–6 March 1888 (Age 49)
Penwortham, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Joseph Gaskell

When Joseph Gaskell Romney was born on 20 April 1838, in Penwortham, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Miles Romney, was 31 and his mother, Elizabeth Gaskell, was 29. He married Christina McAuslan on 11 January 1857, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 6 March 1888, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 49, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Gaskell Romney
Mary Jane Wilson
Marriage: 1865
Miles Wilson Romney
William Lawrence Daniel Romney
George Benjamin Romney
Mary Jane Romney

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1865Nebraska, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1842 · Mines and Collieries Act of 1842
    Age 4
    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 5
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    1859 · Lancashire Rifle Volunteers
    Age 21
    The Lancashire Rifle Volunteers started in the eighteenth century. Those that fought in the militia were selected by ballot. They were formed because of threat due to the Revolutionary War and the Napoleonic War.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Romney (Kent), from an uncertain first element (perhaps an Old English personal name Rūmen) + Old English ēa ‘river, stream’. Compare Rye 2.

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

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    Sources (46)

    • Joseph G Romney in entry for Mary Romney Brown, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • George Romney, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Joseph Gaskell Romney in entry for William Daniel Lawrence Romney, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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