Septimus Wagstaff Sears

8 March 1844–7 April 1903 (Age 59)
Northill, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Septimus Wagstaff

When Septimus Wagstaff Sears was born on 8 March 1844, in Northill, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Sears, was 21 and his mother, Sarah Wagstaff, was 19. He married Anna Cushing on 29 January 1866, in Mitford, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. He lived in Farmers, Weld, Colorado, United States in 1903. He died on 7 April 1903, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Septimus Wagstaff Sears
Isabel Modalena Whitney
Marriage: 10 April 1869
Sidney Whitney Sears
Herbert Whitney Sears
Isabel Sears
Septimus Whitney Sears
Lucile Laura Sears
Emilie Whitney Sears
Eugene Stanley Sears
Edward Brenton Main Sears

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 April 1869Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 4
    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.
    Age 17
    Historical Boundaries: 1861: Weld, Colorado Territory, United States 1876: Weld, Colorado, United States

    Name Meaning

    Irish (Kerry): Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Saoghair ‘son of Saoghar’, a borrowing in Anglo-Norman Ireland of the Anglo-Norman French and Middle English personal name Saher, Seier (Old French Seheri), from ancient Germanic Sigeheri, Sighari, composed of the elements sig‘victory’ + hari, heri ‘army’. See Sayer 5.English: variant of Sayers .Americanized form of French (or French Canadian) Cyr and French Saint-Cyr (see St. Cyr ), with the addition of excrescent -s, a common feature of Americanized surnames.

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

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    Sources (122)

    • Septimus W Sears in entry for Septimus W Sears, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Septimas Sears in household of John Sears, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • Septimus W Sears, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

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