William Livingston Widdison

21 September 1846–26 February 1928 (Age 81)
Chapelhall, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William Livingston

When William Livingston Widdison was born on 21 September 1846, in Chapelhall, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Widdison, was 42 and his mother, Janet Russell, was 34. He married Mary Alice Wilding on 23 December 1872, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1851 and Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 20 years. He died on 26 February 1928, in Hooper, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Rexburg Cemetery, Madison, Idaho, United States.

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William Livingston Widdison
Mary Alice Wilding
Marriage: 23 December 1872
William Widdison
Mary Alice Widdison
Robert Wilding Widdison
Florence Janetta Widdison
Elizabeth J Widdison
Abner McRary Widdison
Ellis Layne Widdison
Rosa Widdison
Rachel Widdison
Ella Leah Widdison
Baby Boy Widdison
Baby Widdison
Frank Widdison

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  • Marriage
    23 December 1872Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1847 · The United Presbyterian Church of Scotland is established.
    Age 1
    The United Presbyterian Church of Scotland was formed in 1847. For most of its existence the United Presbyterian Church was the third largest Presbyterian Church in Scotland and flourished in Scotland for 53 years. After being reunited with the Church of Scotland in 1929, it continues to bring relief to the local communities.
    1854 · Great North of Scotland Railway
    Age 8
    Being one of the two smallest railways in 1923, the Great North of Scotland Railway carried its first passengers from Kittybrewster to Huntly in 1854. In the 1880s the railways were refurbished to give express services to the suburban parts in Aberdeen. There were junctions with the Highland Railway established to help connect Aberdeenshire, Banffshire and Moray counties. The railway started to deliver goods from the North Sean and from the whisky distilleries in Speyside. With the implementation of bus services and the purchase of the British Railway the Great North of Scotland Railway was discontinued.
    1868 · Impeach the President!
    Age 22
    Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

    Name Meaning

    English (Yorkshire): variant of Widdowson .

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

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    Story Highlight


    William Livingston Widdison was born 21 September 1846, in the town of Chapel Hall, Bothwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland. His father was Thomas Widdison born in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England, on 5 M …

    Sources (67)

    • William Widdison, "United States Census, 1880"
    • William L Widdison in entry for Daniel Raymond Johnson and Rachel Widdison Olive, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Unknown in entry for Florence J. Willmore, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

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