William Findley

10 May 1831–8 May 1869 (Age 37)
Markinch, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William

When William Findley was born on 10 May 1831, in Markinch, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, William Findley, was 21 and his mother, Lindsay Hannah Hughes, was 20. He married Sarah Shaw on 25 December 1849, in Wingate, Durham, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Cache, Utah, United States in 1860. He registered for military service in 1861. He died on 8 May 1869, in Mendon, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 37, and was buried in Mendon, Cache, Utah, United States.

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William Findley
Sarah Shaw
Marriage: 25 December 1849
Samuel William Findley
James Shaw Findley
Sarah Ann Finley
Linzy Jane Findley
Mary Shaw Findley
Elizabeth Hannah Findley
Lucy Sylvia Findley

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 December 1849Wingate, Durham, England, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 1
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    1832 · The Scottish Reform Act
    Age 1
    The Scottish Reform Act was introduced by Parliament that introduced changes to the election laws in Scotland. The Act didn’t change the method of how the counties elected members but adopted a different solution for each pair of counties. Ultimately, it brought about boundary changes so that some burghs would have more say for the country than others.
    Age 12
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and Irish: variant of Findlay (see Finley 1).English: variant of Finley 2.

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

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    Biography of William Findley

    Biography of William Finlay (Findley or Findlay) Copied by Becky Mann from an Old Book of Remembrance Record Zerox copy that was written by Betty Jean Marble Read their great granddaugh …

    Sources (28)

    • Wm Finley, "United States Census, 1860"
    • William Findlay in entry for Elizabeth Findlay Shelton, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • William Finley, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

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