Rachel Thurston

1849–1851 (Age 2)
Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Rachel

When Rachel Thurston was born in 1849, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, her father, Thore Torstensen, was 30 and her mother, Lodisa Abilena Marsh, was 22. She lived in Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States in 1850. She died in 1851, in Utah, United States, at the age of 2.

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Family Time Line

Thore Torstensen
1819–1895
Lodisa Abilena Marsh
1827–1894
Betsy Thurston
1846–1850
Isabella Ingeborg Civira Thurston
1847–1919
Rachel Thurston
1849–1851
Edwin Tora Thurston
1852–1936
Gertrude Thurston
1854–1896
Joseph Heber Thurston
1856–1900
William Henry Thurston
1860–1906
Orson Elling Thurston
1862–1914
Erastus Ole Thurston
1866–1899
Eveline Thurston
1869–1900

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (1)

1850
Age 1
The state known as Utah began when Brigham Young led a group of LDS pilgrims seeking freedom from religious persecution into the Great Salt Lake Valley, where they established a settlement in 1847. The golden spike completing the first transcontinental railroad line was driven at Promontory, Utah, in 1869, leading to a further influx of settlers.

Name Meaning

English:1. from a medieval personal name, Old Norse þórsteinn, composed of the elements þórr, name of the Scandinavian god of thunder ( see Thor ) + steinn ‘stone’, ‘rock’, hence ‘altar of Thor’ or perhaps ‘hammer of Thor’. 2. habitational name from Thurston in Suffolk, so called from the genitive case of the Old Norse personal name þóri ( see Thor ) + Old English tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

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

Possible Related Names

Thor
Thor
Dustin
Thorstenson
Thruston
Toutant
Tustin
Tuten
Tuton
Tutton

Sources (4)

  • Rachel Thurston in household of Tory Thurston, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Rachel Thurston, "Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868"
  • 1850 Census - Tory Thurston in the 1850 United States Federal Census

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