John Earl

8 September 1827–13 July 1908 (Age 80)
Regional Municipality of York, Ontario, Canada

The Life Summary of John

When John Earl was born on 8 September 1827, in Regional Municipality of York, Ontario, Canada, his father, William Henry Earl Jr, was 33 and his mother, Sarah Ferdon Syphers, was 31. He married Rheumina Wilson on 10 September 1849, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States in 1880. In 1900, at the age of 73, his occupation is listed as farmer in Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States. He died on 13 July 1908, in Fielding, Box Elder, Utah, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Farmington City Cemetery, Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Earl
Rheumina Wilson
Marriage: 10 September 1849
Milton William Earl
Sarah Earl
Adaline Earl
John Henry Earl
Jedediah Earl
Mary Rheumina Earl
Louisa Earl
Charles Wilson Earl
Jane Elzada Earl
Mildred Earl

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 September 1849Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 3
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    1839 · Nauvoo is Settled
    Age 12
    After the Saints had been chased out of Missouri they moved to a swampy area located next to the Mississippi River. Here they settled and named the place Nauvoo which translates into the city beautiful.
    1850 · Tornado Finishes off the Temple
    Age 23
    On May 27, 1850, a tornado came through Nauvoo and took the remaining outer walls of the temple. It was the most frightful thing the city had witnessed. Not just a tornado but also lightening, thunder, wind, hail and rain assailed the spot. Over time what was not destroyed by the storm crumbled until only a small amount was left.

    Name Meaning

    English: nickname from Middle English e(o)rl ‘earl’, a traditional English title of nobility equivalent in rank to French and Norman Count .

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

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    Story Highlight


    Excerpts from a history written by Noreen Earl Turner, a granddaughter. Jed Earl was a pioneer of Bear River Valley in northern Utah. He came to work in this area, then known as the Bear River Flats …

    Sources (54)

    • John Earl, "United States Census, 1880"
    • John Earl, "Utah, County Marriages, 1871-1941"
    • John Earl in entry for Mary R. Hess, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"

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