Robert Braithwaite Sr

14 March 1830–26 October 1906 (Age 76)
Kendal, Westmorland, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Robert

When Robert Braithwaite Sr was born on 14 March 1830, in Kirkland, Westmorland, England, United Kingdom, his father, Rowland Braithwaite, was 32 and his mother, Hannah Askew, was 25. He married Harriet Amelia Bemus on 5 February 1858, in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Kendal, Westmorland, England, United Kingdom in 1841 and Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1880. In 1880, at the age of 50, his occupation is listed as shoemaker in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States. He died on 26 October 1906, in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Spanish Fork City Cemetery, Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Braithwaite Sr
Harriet Amelia Bemus
Marriage: 5 February 1858
Martha Hannah Braithwaite
Mary Elizabeth Braithwaite
Emily Matilda Braithwaite
Robert Braithwaite Jr.
Harriet Amelia Braithwaite
Isabella Braithwaite
Lyness Roland Braithwaite
Eleanor Braithwaite
Catherine Braithwaite
John Braithwaite
Willard Braithwaite
Jesse Braithwaite

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 February 1858Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 2
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 3
    The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 24
    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 (northern): habitational name from any of the places in Cumbria and Yorkshire named Braithwaite, from Old Norse breithr ‘broad’ + thveit ‘clearing’.

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

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    A History of Robert and Harriet Amelia Bemus Braithwaite

    A history of Robert and Harriet Amelia Bemus Braithwaite as prepared by their granddaughter, Alta B. Coleman, with the help of my mother, Isabella Braithwaite Bown. Robert Braithwaite was born 14 …

    Sources (50)

    • Robert Braithwaite, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Robert Braithwait in entry for Isabelle Braithwait Boun, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Robert Braithwaite in household of Rowland Braithwaite, "England and Wales Census, 1841"

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