William Joseph Bringhurst

5 August 1848–19 June 1918 (Age 69)
Alta, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of William Joseph

When William Joseph Bringhurst was born on 5 August 1848, in Alta, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, William Bringhurst, was 29 and his mother, Ann Wollerton Dilworth, was 28. He married Frances Uzell Taylor on 15 January 1872, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Utah, Utah, United States for about 10 years. He registered for military service in 1866. He died on 19 June 1918, in Springville, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Springville City Cemetery, Springville, Utah, Utah, United States.

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William Joseph Bringhurst
Frances Uzell Taylor
Marriage: 15 January 1872

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  • Marriage
    15 January 1872Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 15
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
    Age 15
    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
    1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.
    Age 19
    This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: habitational name from a place in Leicestershire, England, called Bringhurst. This was named in Old English with Brȳninga + hyrst ‘wooded hill’, i.e. ‘wooded hill on lands associated with someone called Brȳni’. This surname is rare in Britain.

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

    Sources (21)

    • Josh E Bringhurst in household of Wm Bringhurst, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Joseph Bringhurst in entry for France Euzell Bringhurst, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Joseph Bringhurst in household of William Bringhurst, "United States Census, 1850"

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