Josephine Workman

27 July 1845–23 August 1886 (Age 41)
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Josephine

When Josephine Workman was born on 27 July 1845, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States, her father, Jacob Lindsay Workman, was 33 and her mother, Nancy Reader, was 35. She married Dee "D" Albert Oviatt on 24 December 1865, in Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1850 and Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1860. She died on 23 August 1886, in Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 41, and was buried in Farmington City Cemetery, Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Dee "D" Albert Oviatt
Josephine Workman
Marriage: 24 December 1865
Dee Albert Oviatt Jr
Joseph Henry Oviatt
Josephine Louise Oviatt
Nancy Luella Oviatt
Franklin Jacob Oviatt Sr.
Hyrum Parley Oviatt
James Thomas Oviatt
John Fredrick Oviatt
Caroline Estelle Oviatt
Walter Lewis Oviatt

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 December 1865Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1846 · First Nauvoo Temple Dedicated
    Age 1
    On May 1-3, 1846, the Nauvoo Illinois Temple was fully dedicated. It was the second temple that had been built by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It was the first temple with an angel Moroni on top, in the case of this temple it also doubled as a weather vane. Before the saints left Nauvoo they gathered in great numbers to go through.
    1858 · The city is named
    Age 13
    The city was renamed from North Cottonwood to Farmington.

    Name Meaning

    English (Gloucestershire): ostensibly an occupational name for a laborer, from Middle English werkman ‘laborer, craftsman’, also ‘customary tenant’ (Old English weorcmann). A customary tenant was a person allowed to hold land in exchange for carrying out a certain service.

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

    Story Highlight

    Josephine Workman

    She died before her granddaughter Catherine was born.

    Sources (33)

    • Josephine Workman in household of Jacob Workman, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Josephine Workman in entry for D. A. Oviatt, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"
    • Josephine Workman in household of Jacob L Workman, "United States Census, 1860"

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