John Messervy

26 December 1838–23 August 1921 (Age 82)
Saint Helier, Jersey

The Life Summary of John

When John Messervy was born on 26 December 1838, in Saint Helier, Jersey, his father, Josué Messervy, was 31 and his mother, Jeanne Robert, was 27. He married Mary Jane Whitaker on 12 September 1862, in Franklin, Oneida, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in West Point Election Precinct, Davis, Utah, United States in 1880 and Bingham, Idaho, United States for about 10 years. He died on 23 August 1921, in Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Messervy
Mary Jane Whitaker
Marriage: 12 September 1862
Mary Jane Messervy
Annie Elizabeth Messervy
Joseph Ameline Messervy
John Thomas Messervy
James Ralph Messervy
Willard Urwin MESSERVY
Esther Valeria Messervy

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 September 1862Franklin, Oneida, Idaho, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 8
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 12
    Named after the early pioneer leader Daniel C. Davis the County was established as a territory in 1850.The territorial legislature created Davis County in 1852 and designated its County seat at Farmington-midway between boundaries-the Weber River on the north and the mouth of the Jordan River on the south. Westward the County includes a portion of the Great Salt Lake-its largest island on which Antelope Island State Park is now located.During first half-century Davis County grew slowly.It supported a hardy pioneer people engaged in irrigation agriculture and raising livestock.The Utah Central Railroad(now the Union Pacific crossed the County from Ogden on the north to Salt Lake City on the south in 1870 and offered welcome transportation links to bring manufactured products.This was the beginning of a transition in the County's history that led to mechanized agriculture, a surge of commerce, banking, and local business along with improved roads, new water systems, and the electrification of homes and business
    Age 25
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    Channel Islands (Jersey): nickname from Norman French messervi ‘ill-served, ill-used’. The 12th-century Anglo-Norman chronicler Wace mentions someone as son frere messervi ‘his ill-used brother’. Compare Meserve and Meservey .

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

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    Sources (56)

    • John Messervy, "United States Census, 1920"
    • John Messervy, "Idaho, County Marriages, 1864-1950"
    • John V. Messervy, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

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