Josiah Gough

24 July 1848–11 May 1915 (Age 66)
Ludlow, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Josiah

When Josiah Gough was born on 24 July 1848, in Ludlow, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Gough, was 26 and his mother, Harriet Meredith, was 26. He married Elizabeth Arsena Boley on 1 November 1868, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Shropshire, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States for about 30 years. He died on 11 May 1915, in Bingham, Idaho, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Aberdeen, Bingham, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Josiah Gough
Elizabeth Arsena Boley
Marriage: 1 November 1868
Elizabeth Harriet Gough
Josiah Gough
Martha Ellen Gough
Sarah Ann Gough
John Cyrus Gough
Nora Jane Gough
Elsie Gough
Henry Boley Gough
Ida Gough

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 November 1868Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 6
    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.
    Age 15
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1866 · The First Civil Rights Act
    Age 18
    The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

    Name Meaning

    Welsh: from coch, goch ‘red(-haired)’. The mutated form goch is normal after a personal name. In England, where the surname occurs from Welsh migration, it may have become hereditary in medieval times but this development was probably much later in Wales. Compare Gooch and Couch , which may sometimes derive from the same source.English: variant of Goff .Irish (especially Waterford and Dublin): shortened form of McGough .

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

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    Josiah Gough (24 July 1848 – 11 May 1915)

    Josiah Gough Sr. was born 24 July 1848 in Ludlow, Shropshire, England. The oldest of two children from Willaim and Harriet Meredith Gough. in 1853 when Josiah was only 5 years old he came to America …

    Sources (37)

    • Josiah Gough, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Josiah Gough, "Idaho, County Marriages, 1864-1962"
    • John Gough, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

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