William Kay

11 April 1810–25 March 1875 (Age 64)
Hurst Green, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William

When William Kay was born on 11 April 1810, in Hurst Green, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Kay, was 32 and his mother, Elizabeth Mercer, was 30. He married Mary Twinberrow Wattis on 10 February 1845, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 daughters. He immigrated to Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1862. He died on 25 March 1875, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Kay
Mary Eunice Nelson
Marriage: 7 April 1853
David Kay
Mary Eliza Kay
Willard Edmond Kay
Alice Nancy Kay
Myra Eunice Kay
Elma Josephine Kay
Adaline Nelson Kay

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 April 1853Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    1825 · Museum of Lancashire
    Age 15
    The Museum of Lancashire is located in the former courthouse of Preston in Lancashire, England. The building was designed by Thomas Rickman. Some the exhibits include Lancashire through the years, at work, at play, goes to war, and law and order. All depict different times and events in Lancashire county. The museum closed in 2015 and is now only opened for scheduled appointments.
    Age 20
    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

    Name Meaning

    English: nickname from northern Middle English ka, kae, kay ‘jackdaw’, from Old Norse or Old English . See also Daw .English: nickname from Middle English cai, kay, kei ‘left-handed, clumsy’.English: occasionally perhaps an occupational name from Middle English kai(e), kei(e) ‘key’, applied to a maker of keys (compare Kear ), or alluding to the office of keeper or bearer of keys, but clear evidence for this is wanting.

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

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    William Kay (11 April 1810 – 25 March 1875)

    William Kay was born in/near Chaigley, Lancashire, England, on 11 April 1810. He was christened in the Church of England in nearby Waddington Parish, Yorkshire, on 6 May 1810. His christening entry si …

    Sources (30)

    • William Kay in entry for Maria Kay, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
    • William Kay, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Marriage Records

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