Joseph Argyle Sr.

Male12 September 1818–26 September 1905

Brief Life History of Joseph

When Joseph Argyle Sr. was born on 12 September 1818, in Market Bosworth, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Joseph Argyle, was 35 and his mother, Frances Smith, was 25. He married Rebecca Jane Finch on 24 December 1840, in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Woods Cross, Davis, Utah, United States in 1891 and West Bountiful Election Precinct, Davis, Utah, United States in 1900. In 1880, at the age of 62, his occupation is listed as farmer in Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States. He died on 26 September 1905, in West Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Bountiful Memorial Park, Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Argyle Sr.
Rebecca Jane Finch
Marriage: 24 December 1840
Joseph Argyle Jr.
Benjamin James Argyle
Mary Ann Argyle
William Argyle
Frances Argyle
Alonzo Lorenzo Argyle
Priscilla Argyle
Hyrum Argyle Sr
Eliza Jane Argyle
Annie Finch Argyle
Frank Alma Argyle Sr.
Maria Argyle

Sources (97)

  • Joseph Argile, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Joseph Argyle, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
  • Joseph Argyle in entry for Mary Argyle Standifird, "Arizona Deaths, 1870-1951"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 December 1840Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (12)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (12)

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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 1

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    1835 · The Hermitage is Built

    Age 17

    The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.


    Age 28

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    English: from Middle English erguil(e), a variant of Middle English orguil(e), Old French orguel ‘pride, arrogance’, hence the variation of Argill and Argile with Orgill . Alternatively, perhaps a variant of Arkell , with voicing of k to g. No evidence has been found to support the idea that this is a habitational name from Argyll, the county of southwestern Scotland, though folk etymology to this effect may be partly responsible for the modern spelling of the surname.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Joseph Argyle Jr. and Rebecca Jane Finch Argyle

    Joseph Argyle Jr. was the son of Joseph Argyle and Frances Smith and grandson of Samuel Argyle and Mary Smith of Market Bosworth, Leicestershire, England. He was born in Market Bosworth, September 1 …

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