Edward Kingsford

25 October 1826–10 April 1910 (Age 83)
St Margaret's at Cliffe, Kent, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Edward

When Edward Kingsford was born on 25 October 1826, in St Margaret's at Cliffe, Kent, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Kingsford, was 27 and his mother, Elizabeth Files, was 23. He married Jane Chittenden on 9 April 1849, in Dover, Kent, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Richmond, Cache, Utah, United States in 1880 and Coveville Election Precinct, Cache, Utah, United States in 1900. He died on 10 April 1910, in Cove, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Franklin, Franklin, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edward Kingsford
Anne Pedersdatter
Marriage: 2 June 1865
Sarah Ann Kingsford
Elizabeth Kingsford
Anna Maria Kingsford
Martha Kingsford
David Kingsford
Alice Kingsford

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 June 1865Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


    +3 More Children

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    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 4
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 28
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

    Name Meaning

    English (Kent and Middlesex): habitational name chiefly from a lost place in Mersham (Kent). Places called Kingsford and Kingford in Devon, Essex, Warwickshire, and Worcestershire are alternative possible sources of this surname in other parts of England. The Kent placename derives from Old English cing ‘king’ (genitive cinges) + feld ‘open country’. The Worcestershire placename derives from the Old English personal name Cēna + the Old English groupname suffix -ingas (genitive -inga-) + ford ‘ford’. The other placenames derive from Old English cing + ford.

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

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    Autobiography of Edward Kingsford

    I was born October 25, 1826 at St. Margarets, Kent, England. My father's name was John Kingsford, mother's name, Elizabeth Files. While working for John Chittenden, the foreman, my brother W …

    Sources (43)

    • Ed Kingsford, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Edward Kingsford in entry for Peter Kingsford, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Edward Kingsford, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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