William Alma Holt

25 August 1842–11 May 1920 (Age 77)
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of William Alma

When William Alma Holt was born on 25 August 1842, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States, his father, James Holt, was 38 and his mother, Mary Ann Payne, was 28. He married Sarah Wardell on 3 July 1859, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 11 May 1920, in Price, Carbon, Utah, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Torrey, Wayne, Utah, United States.

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William Alma Holt
Sarah Wardell
Marriage: 3 July 1859
William Alma Holt Jr.
James Albert Holt
Sarah Ann Elizabeth Holt
John Jessie Holt
Leo Rolando Holt
Mary Jane Holt
Estella Holt
Alonzo Leander Holt
Aaron Elijah Holt
Enoch Alphonzo Holt
Ellen Holt

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 July 1859Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1845 · Oh My Father
    Age 3
    "In October 1845, the newspaper Times and Seasons published a poem written by Eliza R. Snow entitled ""My Father in Heaven."" It has become the well known hymn, ""Oh My Father."" The song is only one in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hymnbook that referrs to a Heavenly Mother."
    Age 4
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 21
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English, North German, Dutch, Danish, and Norwegian: topographic name for someone who lived in or by a small wood, from Middle English, Middle Low German, Danish, and Norwegian holt, or a habitational name from one of the many places called with this word. In England, the surname is widely distributed, but more common in Lancashire and Yorkshire than elsewhere.

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

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    William Alma Holt History

    Introduction These introductory notes were added by Glen LaMar Holt (Great Grandson of William Alma Holt) to explain the origin of William Alma Holt’s History. 1) The original manuscript was written …

    Sources (31)

    • William Alma Holt, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • William Holt in entry for Alonzo Leroy Holt, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Wm A Oat, "United States Census, 1860"

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