Caroline Thirkell

17 February 1844–30 January 1937 (Age 92)
Ebberston, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Caroline

When Caroline Thirkell was born on 17 February 1844, in Ebberston, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Pinnock Thirkell, was 29 and her mother, Mary Brown, was 28. She married Alexander Bryce Hill on 30 July 1859, in Cache Valley, Cache, Utah, United States. She lived in Cache, Utah, United States in 1860 and Mount Sterling, Cache, Utah, United States in 1900. She died on 30 January 1937, in Wellsville, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Wellsville Cemetery, Wellsville, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edwin Crowther Mitton
Caroline Thirkell
Marriage: 2 May 1861
Edwin Thurkle Mitton Jr
John William Mitton
Harriett Mitton
George T Mitton
Mary Thirkell Mitton
Emily Thirkell Mitton
Parley Mitton
Hannah Thirkell Mitton
Ann Mitton
Emery Thirkell Mitton
Ezra Mitton
Minnie Thirkell Mitton

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 May 1861
  • Children


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    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1863 · Lendal Bridge Opened
    Age 19
    The Lendal Bridge was opened in 1863, after a previous failed attempt at building it Thomas Page was brought in to design it. It is an iron bridge styled with the gothic style popular in England. When it was first opened, it was a toll bridge but in 1894, it accepted it’s last toll.
    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 26
    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    Name Meaning

    1 English: locative name; according to Redmonds, Dictionary of Yorks Surnames , the modern Yorks and Durham name is probably not from the name in (2) but a metathesized variant of Threlkeld . The connection is unambiguous in Lancelot Threlkelde, 1472 in Yorks Deeds (Londesborough, ER Yorks), and Christopher Thirkylde, 1556, Elizabeth Therkall, 1608 in York Registry Wills (Goodmanham, ER Yorks). Later examples include Thomas Thirkell, 1624, Thomasine Threlkeld, 1673 in IGI (Brancepeth, Durham); John Thirkeld, 1741, Dorothy Threlkeld, 1755 in IGI (Morpeth, Northumb); John Threlkeld, 1776, James Thirkell, 1822 in IGI (Kirkby Fleetham, NR Yorks).2 English: relationship name from the Middle English personal name T(h)irkill, T(h)urkill (Old Scandinavian Þorkell, Thorkil, Thurkil, a contracted form of Þorketill). Compare Thirkettle . If the NR Yorks family name, cited in several examples below, survived into the modern period, it will have been confused with and absorbed by (1).

    Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland © University of the West of England 2016

    Possible Related Names

    Yorks Deeds
    York Registry Wills

    Story Highlight

    Caroline Thirkell

    Caroline Thirkell (As told by herself at the age of 90) I was born February 17, 1844 at Eberston, England. I was the third daughter in the family of six girls, with my Father and Mother, John Cha …

    Sources (31)

    • Carolina Milten in household of Edloin Milten, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Caroline Kirthorp in entry for Emery Thirkell Mitton and Louise Black, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Caroline Thurkle in entry for Edwin Thurkle Mitton, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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