Catherine Beswick

6 October 1824–6 January 1908 (Age 83)
Bolton le Moors St Peter, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Catherine

When Catherine Beswick was born on 6 October 1824, in Bolton le Moors St Peter, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Jas Beswick, was 22 and her mother, Ann Somner, was 22. She married Peter Hooton about 1845, in Bolton le Moors St Peter, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States in 1860 and Iron, Utah Territory, United States in 1870. She died on 6 January 1908, in Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Peter Hooton
Catherine Beswick
Marriage: about 1845
Joseph Raynor Hooton
James Beswick Hooton
Samuel Hooton

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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act
Age 1
The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1825 · Museum of Lancashire
Age 1
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 22
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places in Lancashire and East Yorkshire named Beswick. The second element is clearly Old English wīc ‘outlying (dairy) farm’ ( see Wick ). The first element of the Lancashire name may be an Old English personal name Bēac; that of the Yorkshire name is possibly an Old Norse personal name Bōsi or Besi.

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

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Thomas Henry Cartwright (taken from

THOMAS HENRY CARTWRIGHT Born 13 December 1814 – Wigan, Lancashire, England Died - 9 Jan 1873, Beaver, Beaver County, Utah Arrived in Utah – 30 August 1849, Milo Andrus Company Married: *(1) Sara …

Sources (26)

  • Catharine Houton in household of Edward Thompson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Catherine B Horton, "United States Census, Salt Lake City, Utah 1860"
  • Kathrine Hooton, "United States Census, 1900"

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