Joseph Greenwood Fielding

13 July 1845–6 March 1866 (Age 20)
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Joseph Greenwood

When Joseph Greenwood Fielding was born on 13 July 1845, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States, his father, Joseph Fielding, was 48 and his mother, Hannah Greenwood, was 36. He married Margaret Agnes Walker on 23 January 1885, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 10 years. He died on 6 March 1866, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 20, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Age 1
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1846 · First Nauvoo Temple Dedicated
Age 1
On May 1-3, 1846, the Nauvoo Illinois Temple was fully dedicated. It was the second temple that had been built by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It was the first temple with an angel Moroni on top, in the case of this temple it also doubled as a weather vane. Before the saints left Nauvoo they gathered in great numbers to go through.
1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World
Age 11
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.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Fielden .English: occasionally from a Middle English survival of Old English felding ‘dweller in the field(s), open country’.Irish: possibly a variant of McField (see McPhail ).

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

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Emmigration to Utah

Joseph Greenwood Fielding Birth Date 13 July 1846 Death Date6 March 1866 Heber C. Kimball Company (1848) Age at Departure: 1 Sources 1850 Utah Census, Salt Lake County. Burton, Rachel Fiel …

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  • Joseph Fielding in household of Joseph Fielding, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Jos Fielding, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
  • Joseph Fielding in household of Joseph Fielding, "United States Census, 1850"

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