Easton Kelsey Jr

8 April 1846–31 October 1854 (Age 8)
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Easton

When Easton Kelsey Jr was born on 8 April 1846, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States, his father, Easton Kelsey, was 33 and his mother, Abigail Finch, was 22. He died on 31 October 1854, in Cottonwood Heights, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 8, and was buried in Union, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Easton Kelsey
Abigail Finch
Orson Kelsey
Louisa Kelsey
Easton Kelsey Jr
Abigail Kelsey
Orrin Kelsey
Elizabeth Kelsey
Charlotte Kelsey
Delta Kelsey
William Kelsey
Margaret Kelsey

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World Events (3)

1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized
Age 2
Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
1848 · Fire Destroys the Temple
Age 2
On October 9, 1848, an arsonists fire claimed everything but the outer walls of the Nauvoo Temple since the structure was made out of limestone and wood. It was meant to discourage the Saints that had fled to never come back.
1850 · Tornado Finishes off the Temple
Age 4
On May 27, 1850, a tornado came through Nauvoo and took the remaining outer walls of the temple. It was the most frightful thing the city had witnessed. Not just a tornado but also lightening, thunder, wind, hail and rain assailed the spot. Over time what was not destroyed by the storm crumbled until only a small amount was left.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from North or South Kelsey in Lincolnshire, so named from an uncertain initial element (perhaps an Old English personal name with genitive -es) + Old English ēg ‘island’.Possibly also an Americanized form of German Gelzer.History: William Kelsey was one of the founders of Hartford, CT, in 1635 (coming from Cambridge, MA with Thomas Hooker).

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

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Sources (10)

  • Legacy NFS Source: Easton Kelsey Jr - birth: 8 April 1846;
  • 1850 U.S. Census, population schedule: Easton Kelsey
  • Legacy NFS Source: Easton Kelsey Jr - death:

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