Thomas Callister

8 July 1821–1 December 1880 (Age 59)
Braddan, Isle of Man

The Life Summary of Thomas

When Thomas Callister was born on 8 July 1821, in Braddan, Isle of Man, his father, John Callister, was 47 and his mother, Catharine Murphy, was 38. He married Caroline Clara Smith on 31 August 1845, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Utah, United States in 1847 and Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 10 years. He died on 1 December 1880, in Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Fillmore Cemetery, Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States.

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Thomas Callister
Helen Marr Clark
Marriage: 16 December 1845
Helen Mar Callister
Elizabeth Ann Callister
Catherine Eliza Callister
Thomas Clark Callister
Sarah Melissa Callister
Isabella Callister
Margaret Jane Callister
Daniel Porter Callister
Susan Delilah Callister
Russell Kilbourne Callister
John Warren Callister
Zina Prescinda Callister

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 December 1845Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 4
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 12
    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.
    Age 25
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    Manx: shortened form of Manx Mac Alister ‘son of Alexander’. See McAllister .

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

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    Story Highlight


    HISTORY OF THOMAS CALLISTER (1821-1880) Compiled by William F. Atkin [Excerpt from the autobiographical writings of Thomas Callister]: Thomas Callister , son of John and Catherine Callister, wa …

    Sources (126)

    • Thomas Callister, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Thos Callister in entry for Thomas Clark Callister and Marie Kirstine Nelson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Thomas Callister in entry for Joseph Platte Callister, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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