John Aitken

2 May 1853–15 July 1912 (Age 59)
Newton, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John

When John Aitken was born on 2 May 1853, in Newton, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, James Aitken, was 22 and his mother, Mary Ferguson, was 22. He married Mary Ann Draper on 3 December 1884. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Benjamin, Utah, Utah, United States in 1900 and Lake Shore, Utah, Utah, United States in 1910. In 1880, at the age of 27, his occupation is listed as farmer in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States. He died on 15 July 1912, in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Ellis Cemetery, De Soto, Dallas, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Aitken
Mary Ann Draper
Marriage: 3 December 1884
Mary Jane AITKEN
John Thomas Aitken
James William Aitken

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 December 1884
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
    Age 4
    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.
    Age 15
    Historical Boundaries: 1868: Dallas, Iowa, United States
    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 17
    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: from the Older Scots personal name Aitken, a pet form of Adam . Compare Aiken and Atkin .

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

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    Story Highlight

    John Aitken's Sorrows

    John's wife Mary Ann died just after the birth of their 3rd child. Also his three children died in infancy:- Mary Jane only 6 rears old, John Thomas only 3 years old, and James William only 1 month o …

    Sources (12)

    • John Aitken, "United States Census, 1910"
    • John Aitken, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • John Aiken in household of James Aiken, "United States Census, 1860"

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