Robert Pierce Bringhurst

25 November 1846–20 June 1928 (Age 81)
Winter Quarters, Washington, Nebraska, United States

The Life Summary of Robert Pierce

When Robert Pierce Bringhurst was born on 25 November 1846, in Winter Quarters, Washington, Nebraska, United States, his father, Samuel Bringhurst Sr, was 33 and his mother, Eleanor "Ellen" Beitler, was 29. He married Elizabeth Jane Foster on 12 December 1870, in Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Election Precinct 5, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1920. He died on 20 June 1928, in Bennion, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Pierce Bringhurst
Elizabeth Jane Foster
Marriage: 12 December 1870
Robert Bringhurst
Mary Ellen Bringhurst
Elizabeth Jane Bringhurst
Charles Samuel Bringhurst
Ida Mae Bringhurst
Julia Bringhurst
Henry Bringhurst
Jacob Weiler Bringhurst
Raymond Bringhurst
Sarah Levenia Bringhurst
Mabel Bringhurst

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 December 1870Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 9
    Historical Boundaries: 1855: Washington, Nebraska Territory, United States 1867: Washington, Nebraska, United States
    Age 17
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    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 and Scottish: habitational name from a place in Leicestershire, England, called Bringhurst. This was named in Old English with Brȳninga + hyrst ‘wooded hill’, i.e. ‘wooded hill on lands associated with someone called Brȳni’. This surname is rare in Britain.

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

    Story Highlight

    Samuel Bringhurst (1812 - 1888) Church News Article Published Aug. 27, 2011

    Church News Family history moments: Respected name Published: Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011 When I read the name Robert Pierce in the Church News (Family History Moments, "A special name," April 2, 2011 …

    Sources (35)

    • Robert Bringhurst, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
    • Robert P Bringhurst in entry for Elizabeth Jane Bringhurst, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Robert P Bringhurst, "United States Census, 1920"

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