Edward Ockey

27 February 1816–14 August 1871 (Age 55)
Bishop's Frome, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Edward

When Edward Ockey was born on 27 February 1816, in Bishop's Frome, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Ockey, was 45 and his mother, Elizabeth Taylor, was 40. He married Eliza Brewer on 22 May 1841, in New York City, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 14 August 1871, in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Nephi City Cemetery, Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edward Ockey
Sarah Cole
Marriage: 12 June 1849
William Cole Ockey
Mary Ann Cole Ockey
Joseph Cole Ockey
Edward Cole Ockey
Hyrum Cole Ockey
Orson Cole Ockey
Willard John Ockey
James Taylor Ockey
David Ockey
Sarah Eliza Ockey

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 June 1849Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 3
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    Age 13
    EARLIEST RECORDED MARKER: John Broadhead BIRTH 1827 DEATH 1829 (aged 1–2) BURIAL Nephi City Cemetery Nephi, Juab County, Utah, USA MEMORIAL ID 185951302 · View Source
    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 16
    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.

    Name Meaning

    English (Devon): habitational name from Rokehay Farm in Membury (Devon). The placename may derive from Middle English oke ‘oak’ + heie ‘fence, enclosure’ (Old English āc, (ge)hæg), by misdivision of the phrase atter okeheie ‘at the oak enclosure’.

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

    Story Highlight

    Ockey, Edward, Wilford Woodruff and The John Benbow Farm

    LDS Church history relates that the Apostle Wilford Woodruff, while serving a mission in England, was inspired to travel to Herefordshire. He arrived at a place called Fromes Hill and was further dire …

    Sources (33)

    • Edward Ockey in entry for Charles Richard Brewer Ockey, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Eduards Oakey, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Edward Ockey in entry for George Ockey, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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