Horace Wilde or Wild

20 August 1795–14 February 1873 (Age 77)
Williamsburg, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Horace

When Horace Wilde or Wild was born on 20 August 1795, in Williamsburg, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Thomas Wild, was 32 and his mother, Anna Williams, was 33. He married Sally Ingersol Colburn about 1827. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839 and Davis, Utah, United States in 1850. He died on 14 February 1873, in Springville, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Springville, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Horace Wilde or Wild
Sally Ingersol Colburn
Marriage: about 1827
Andrew Benson Wilde
Julia Adeline Wilde
Caroline Louise Wilde

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  • Marriage
    about 1827
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
    Age 5
    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
    Age 8
    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
    Age 23
    Illinois is the 21st state.

    Name Meaning

    Irish, English, and German: variant of Wild . This is the usual form of the surname in Ireland.Dutch: variant of De Wilde .History: The writer Oscar Wilde (1854–1900) was born in Dublin, Ireland, descended from Ralph Wilde, a builder from Walsingham near Durham, England, who had moved to Ireland in the 17th century. Richard Henry Wilde (1789–1847), born in Dublin, emigrated to Baltimore, MD, in 1797 and was raised in GA, where he became a congressman (1815–17, 1827–35). He moved to New Orleans, LA, in 1843 and was a professor at the University of LA (now Tulane).

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

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    Sources (25)

    • Horace Wild in household of Andrew Wild, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Horace Wild in entry for Caroline Louisa Johnson, "Arizona Deaths, 1870-1951"
    • Horace Wild in household of Wm Johnson, "United States Census, 1860"

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