John William Lunn

20 February 1858–18 October 1935 (Age 77)
Rothwell, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John William

When John William Lunn was born on 20 February 1858, in Rothwell, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Lunn, was 28 and his mother, Harriet Cookson, was 26. He married Harriet Wright Earl on 12 July 1883, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He immigrated to United States in 1881 and lived in Soham, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom in 1911 and College Ward, Cache, Utah, United States in 1920. He died on 18 October 1935, in Oakland, Alameda, California, United States, at the age of 77.

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John William Lunn
Harriet Wright Earl
Marriage: 12 July 1883
Harry Earl Lunn
Thomas Lunn
John William Lunn
Edgar Earl Lunn
Harriet Jane Lunn
Josephine Lunn
Charles Cookson Lunn
Edna Alice Lunn
Earline Lunn

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 July 1883Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 5
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1869 · Transcontinental Railroad Reaches San Francisco
    Age 11
    The first transcontinental railroad reached San Francisco in 1869. The Western Pacific Railroad Company built the track from Oakland to Sacramento. The Central Pacific Railroad Company of California built the section from Sacramento to Promontory Summit Utah. The railroad linked isolated California to the rest of the country which had far-reaching effects on the social and economical development of the state.
    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 23
    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    Name Meaning

    English, Norwegian, and Danish: variant of Lund .

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

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    Sources (29)

    • John W Lunn in entry for Edgar Lunn, "Utah, Salt Lake County Birth Records, 1890-1915"
    • John W Lunn in household of Harriet Lunn, "United States Census, 1910"
    • John W Lunn in entry for Joseph A Birt and Josephine Lunn, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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