Moroni Canfield

5 February 1848–28 June 1893 (Age 45)
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Moroni

When Moroni Canfield was born on 5 February 1848, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, his father, David Canfield, was 35 and his mother, Elizabeth Story DePuy, was 22. He married Sarah Evaline Westover on 12 December 1870, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 7 daughters. He died on 28 June 1893, in Hamblin, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 45, and was buried in Hamblin, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Moroni Canfield
Sarah Evaline Westover
Marriage: 12 December 1870
Sarah Elizabeth Canfield
Lucy Ann Canfield
Ella Miria Canfield
Clara Evelyn Canfield
Hattie Jane Canfield
Edwin Moroni Canfield
Irene Canfield
Edna Canfield
David Moroni Canfield

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 December 1870Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1855 · Lager Beer Riot
    Age 7
    The Lager Beer Riot came at a time in Chicago's history where large waves of Irish and German immigrants moved to the city. The Riot was started because the Mayor of the city renewed enforcement of an old liquor ordinance mandating that taverns be closed on Sundays and to raise the cost of a license to sell liquor from $50 to $300 each year. This didn't sit well with the German immigrants because they felt like it was directed towards them and their heritage. There was only one death throughout the time of the riot, though protesters claimed that it was more.
    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World
    Age 8
    William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.
    Age 15
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English:habitational name from Great or Little Canfield in Essex, named with the Old English personal name Cana (see Cane 2) + feld ‘open country’.in some cases the surname may be of Norman origin, a habitational name from Canville-les-Deux-Églises in Seine-Maritime (France).

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

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    Moroni CANFIELD Biography

    Moroni Canfield 1848-1893 Moroni Canfield was born February 5, 1848 in Chicago, Illinois. His father had joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Canada. He had moved to Nauvoo, Il …

    Sources (24)

    • Moroni Canfield in household of Davd Canfield, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Moroni Canfield in entry for Edna Jones, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Moroni Canfield in household of David Canfield, "United States Census, 1850"

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