Christopher Jones Arthur

9 March 1832–13 January 1918 (Age 85)
Abersychan, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Christopher Jones

When Christopher Jones Arthur was born on 9 March 1832, in Abersychan, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, Christopher Abel Arthur, was 35 and his mother, Ann Jones, was 34. He married Caroline Eliza Haight on 30 December 1854, in Cedar City, Iron, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Trevethin, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom in 1851 and Kanarraville, Iron, Utah, United States in 1900. He died on 13 January 1918, in Cedar City, Iron, Utah, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Cedar City, Iron, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Christopher Jones Arthur
1832–1918
Caroline Eliza Haight
1837–1874
Marriage: 30 December 1854
Samuel Arthur
1854–1891
Eliza Ann Haight Arthur
1857–1860
Christopher Haight Arthur
1859–1874
Caroline Keturah Arthur
1861–1904
Joshua Haight Arthur
1864–1922
Benjamin Franklin H Arthur
1866–1868
Mary Haight Arthur
1868–1870
Sarah Haight Arthur
1871–1962

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 December 1854Cedar City, Iron, Utah, United States
  • Children

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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 4
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    1839 · The Rebecca Riots Take Place
    Age 7
    The Rebecca Riots were a group of protests in west Wales from 1839-1843. The people involved were mostly poor farmers, primarily men dressed as women. The group was called “Rebecca and her daughters”, a title believed to have come the book of Genesis. They mostly fought against the toll-gates. There is only record of one death during the riots: a young Sarah Williams had been warned that the rioters were coming, but upon refusing to leave, was killed.
    1863
    Age 31
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish, Irish, English, German, and French: from the ancient Celtic personal name Arthur. The origin of the name is disputed, but it may be derived from the Latin name Artorius, or it may derive from an old Celtic word meaning ‘bear’ (compare Gaelic art, Welsh arth, both of which mean ‘bear’). It has been in regular use as a personal name in Britain since the early Middle Ages, owing its popularity in large part to the legendary exploits of King Arthur, which gave rise to a prolific literature in Welsh, French, English, German, and other languages. In many cases this is a shortened form of Scottish or Irish McArthur , the patronymic Mac- often being dropped in the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries under English influence.West African (Ghana): Anglicized form of the Akan (Fante) name Atta .History: President Chester Alan Arthur (1830–86) was the son of a VT Baptist preacher, William Arthur (1797–1875), who emigrated from Ballymena in northern Ireland c. 1815.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Arthurs
    McArthur
    Arturo
    Artus
    Arter
    Artuso

    Story Highlight

    AN ACCOUNT OF MY ANCESTORS CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE TEMPLE BUILDING AND TEMPLE SERVICE compiled by Caroline Arthur Nelson Westover

    AN ACCOUNT OF MY ANCESTORS CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE TEMPLE BUILDING AND TEMPLE SERVICE compiled by Caroline Arthur Nelson Westover My great grandfather Isaac C. Haight and his wife were baptized in Amen …

    Sources (58)

    • Christopher Arthur en la familia de Christopher Arthur, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Christopher J. Arthur in entry for Josiah H. Arthur, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Christopher Aurther in household of Christopher Aurther, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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