William Heap

1 April 1819–7 January 1892 (Age 72)
Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William

When William Heap was born on 1 April 1819, in Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Heap II, was 26 and his mother, Hannah Cooper, was 23. He married Hannah Ward on 15 July 1839, in Bolton le Moors St Peter, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1852 and lived in Santa Catalina Island, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1860. He died on 7 January 1892, in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Pioneer Memorial Cemetery, San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Heap
Barbara Alice Ward
Marriage: about May 1849
James Heap
Anna May Heap
Alfred Heap
Isabella Belle Heap
Barbara Alice Heap
Eliza Jane Heap
Mary Elizabeth Heap

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about May 1849Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 1
    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
    1825 · Museum of Lancashire
    Age 6
    The Museum of Lancashire is located in the former courthouse of Preston in Lancashire, England. The building was designed by Thomas Rickman. Some the exhibits include Lancashire through the years, at work, at play, goes to war, and law and order. All depict different times and events in Lancashire county. The museum closed in 2015 and is now only opened for scheduled appointments.
    Age 24
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    Name Meaning

    English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): usually a habitational name from Heap, a lost place in Bury (Lancashire), but sometimes also a topographic name for someone who lived by a small hill or rock pile, from Middle English hep, heip(e) ‘heap, pile’ (Old English hēap).

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

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    Story Highlight

    William Heap & Hannah Cooper

    William Heap Hannah Cooper The Heap name is one of great antiquity in Lancashire, England. It is spelled many ways, such Epp, Hep, Hepps, Hepe, Heape, Heaps and Heap. It is often spelled differentl …

    Sources (23)

    • Wm Heaps, "United States Census, 1860"
    • William Heap in entry for John Henry Heap, "Arizona Deaths, 1870-1951"
    • William Heap, "United States Census, 1850"

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