Calvin Bingham

7 September 1827–27 May 1883 (Age 55)
Fowler, St. Lawrence, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Calvin

When Calvin Bingham was born on 7 September 1827, in Fowler, St. Lawrence, New York, United States, his father, Lucius Augustus Bingham, was 23 and his mother, Sarah Stone, was 22. He married Elizabeth Lucretia Thorn on 18 December 1848, in Pigeon, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Cache, Utah, United States in 1860 and Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States in 1880. He died on 27 May 1883, in Saint David, Cochise, Arizona, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Saint David, Cochise, Arizona, United States.

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Family Time Line

Calvin Bingham
Elizabeth Lucretia Thorn
Marriage: 18 December 1848
Sarah Clarinda Bingham
Calvin Perry Bingham
Mary Elizabeth Bingham
Lucy Melissa Bingham
Barbara Ann Bingham
Anner Mari Bingham
Ashael Bingham
William Augustus Bingham
Lydia Emeline Bingham
Orissa Vilate Bingham
Alice E Bingham

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 December 1848Pigeon, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 3
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    1830 · The Oregon Trail
    Age 3
    Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.
    Age 19
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    English (Dorset) and Irish (County Mayo): habitational name from Bingham (Nottinghamshire). The placename is probably from an Old English folk-name Bynningas (‘the people associated with a man named Bynna’), or possibly from an unattested Old English word bing ‘a kettle-shaped hollow’, + Old English hām ‘homestead’.Irish (Ulster, of Scottish origin): altered form of Bigham .American shortened and altered form of various like-sounding Jewish surnames such as Bingenheimer .

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

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    Story Highlight

    Great Grandfather Calvin

    Story included in book about grandfathers by Mary Magdalene Pace Allen.

    Sources (32)

    • Calvin Bingham, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Calvin Bingham in entry for Sarah Clarinda Phelps, "Arizona Deaths, 1870-1951"
    • Calvin H Bingham in household of Samuel E Condit, "United States Census, 1860"

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