George Henry Salisbury

23 January 1848–21 February 1869 (Age 21)
Nailsea, Somerset, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of George Henry

When George Henry Salisbury was born on 23 January 1848, in Nailsea, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, his father, Benjamin Halery Salisbury, was 30 and his mother, Sarah Ann Holder, was 28. He lived in Galen, Wayne, New York, United States in 1850. He died on 21 February 1869, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 21, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Benjamin Halery Salisbury
Sarah Ann Holder
Benjamin Charles Salisbury
Sarah Louisa Salisbury
Francis John Salisbury
George Henry Salisbury
Lucy Annie Salisbury
Rosalia Maria Salisbury
Mary Eliza Salisbury

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World Events (5)

1854 · The Crimean War
Age 6
The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
Age 15
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
Age 15
The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): habitational name primarily from Salesbury in Blackburn (Lancashire) but also occasionally from Salisbury (Wiltshire). The Lancashire placename derives from Old English salh ‘willow, sallow’ + burg ‘fortress’, while the Wiltshire placename arises from a shortened form of the Celtic placename Sorviodunum (from an unknown initial element + Celtic dūno- ‘fort’). In the Old English period the second element was dropped and Sorvio- (of unexplained etymology) became Searo- in Old English as the result of folk etymological association the Old English word searu ‘trick’; to this an explanatory burh ‘fortress, manor, town’ was added. The city is recorded in the Domesday Book as Sarisberie; the change of -r- to -l- is the result of later dissimilation.

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

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Sources (9)

  • George Salisbury in household of Benjamin Salisbury, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Geo Henry Salisbury, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
  • George Henry Salisbury, "Utah, Salt Lake City Cemetery Records, 1847-1976"

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