William Edwards Wightman

13 May 1857–29 April 1909 (Age 51)
Kirtland Township, Lake, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of William Edwards

When William Edwards Wightman was born on 13 May 1857, in Kirtland Township, Lake, Ohio, United States, his father, Charles Billings Wightman, was 41 and his mother, Mary Ann Dixon, was 33. He married Effie Wyman on 28 December 1885, in Silver Bow, Blaine, Montana, United States. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1862. He died on 29 April 1909, in Butte, Silver Bow, Montana, United States, at the age of 51, and was buried in Payson City Cemetery, Payson, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Edwards Wightman
Sara A. Jenkins
Marriage: 27 July 1900

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 July 1900Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 6
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    Age 7
    Historical Boundaries 1864: Missoula, Idaho Territory, United States 1864: Deer Lodge, Idaho Territory, United States 1864: Deer Lodge, Montana Territory, United States 1881: Silver Bow, Montana Territory, United States 1889: Silver Bow, Montana, United States
    1872 · The First National Park
    Age 15
    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: nickname from Middle English wight, Older Scots wicht ‘brave, strong; swift, nimble, agile’ (see Wight ) + man ‘man’, also used in Middle English as a personal name. It may sometimes have been confused with Whiteman , a variant of Whitman .

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

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    Sources (9)

    • William E. Wightman, "Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950"
    • William E. Wightman in entry for Sara Jenkins Wightman, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • William Edward Wightman, "Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868"

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