John Williamson

6 September 1844–27 April 1886 (Age 41)
Swinton St Peter, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John

When John Williamson was born on 6 September 1844, in Swinton St Peter, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, James Williamson, was 40 and his mother, Ann Polit Aldred, was 36. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Paragonah, Iron, Utah, United States in 1880. He died on 27 April 1886, in Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States, at the age of 41, and was buried in Parowan City Cemetery, Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States.

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James Williamson
Ann Polit Aldred
Elizabeth Williamson
Ellen Williamson
John Williamson
Elizabeth Anne Williamson
Mary Williamson
Martha Williamson
William Williamson
John Williamson
James Williamson
Betsy Williamson

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World Events (8)

Age 2
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1850 · Industrial Revolution in Lancashire
Age 6
When the Industrial Revolution hit Lancashire, cotton mills started spring up everywhere. This helped the cotton industry to start booming even moreso in Lancashire.
1857 · Bountiful Tabernacle Groundbreaking
Age 13
The groundbreaking of the Bountiful Tabernacle began with the dedicatory prayer given by Lorenzo Snow on a cold February morning in 1857. The building was designed by Augustus Farnham.

Name Meaning

English (Northern) and Scottish: from the Middle English personal name William + patronymic -son ‘son of William’. This surname is also found in Northern Ireland (Ulster), especially in Antrim.Americanized form of Norwegian, Danish, and North German Wilhelmsen , Swedish Wilhelmsson, or Dutch and North German Willemsen , all cognates of 1.History: This surname was brought to North America from northern England and northern Ireland independently by numerous different bearers from the 17th century onward. Timothy Williamson is recorded in Plymouth Colony in 1643.

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

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Sources (14)

  • John Williams in household of Anna Williams, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John Williamson in household of Jas Williamson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John Williamson, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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