Walter Stringham

4 February 1837–16 September 1924 (Age 87)
Far West, Caldwell, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of Walter

When Walter Stringham was born on 4 February 1837, in Far West, Caldwell, Missouri, United States, his father, William Stringham, was 48 and his mother, Polly Knight, was 25. He married Mary Ellen Tuttle on 19 June 1859, in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839 and Wapello, Iowa, United States in 1850. In 1860, at the age of 23, his occupation is listed as stone mason in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States. He died on 16 September 1924, in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Manti Cemetery, Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Walter Stringham
Mary Ellen Tuttle
Marriage: 19 June 1859
Julia Ann Stringham
Sabra Ellen Stringham
Elmira Isabell Stringham
Walter Stringham Jr.
Harriet Rowena Stringham
John Henry Stringham
Luther Adelbert Stringham
Mary Goldie Stringham
William George Stringham
Elmeada Francell Stringham
Hyrum Ray Stringham
Rose May Stringham
Charles Melvin Stringham
Homer Milton Stringham
Della Tuttle Stringham

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 June 1859Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1839 · Nauvoo is Settled
    Age 2
    After the Saints had been chased out of Missouri they moved to a swampy area located next to the Mississippi River. Here they settled and named the place Nauvoo which translates into the city beautiful.
    Age 9
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 26
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English (London): habitational name from Strensham (Worcestershire), recorded as Stringesham in 1328. The placename appears to derive from an Old English personal name Streng (genitive Strenges) + Old English hām ‘village, homestead’.

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

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    Early Sainthood

    William joined the Mormon church when the entire membership of the church numbered only six. He and his family suffered persecutions with the other saints in Missouri. He was a tailor by trade and he …

    Sources (50)

    • Walter Stringham, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Walter Stringham, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Walter Stringham in entry for Mary Goldie Olsen, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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