John Howcroft Jr.

10 November 1861–5 December 1904 (Age 43)
Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John

When John Howcroft Jr. was born on 10 November 1861, in Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Howcroft, was 33 and his mother, Mary Holland, was 38. He married Helena E. Alvord on 29 June 1897, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He lived in Little Lever, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1901 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1904. His occupation is listed as miner and teamster in Park City, Summit, Utah, United States. He died on 5 December 1904, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 43, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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John Howcroft Jr.
Helena E. Alvord
Marriage: 29 June 1897

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World Events (8)

Age 2
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
Age 2
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.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
Age 14
In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English (mainly south Lancashire): habitational name from some place named as a smallholding ( see Croft ) on the spur of a hill ( see Huff ), e.g. Howcroft in Rimington, West Yorkshire.

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

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Story Highlight

A Young Coalminer's Tragic Death

Twelve-year-old Jacob Howcroft was at work in a coal mine in Lancashire, England when an unfortunate accident took his life. Two histories found at the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers headquarters in …

Sources (13)

  • John Howcroft in household of John Howcroft, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • John Howcroft, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John Howcroft, "Utah, Salt Lake City Cemetery Records, 1847-1976"

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