Benjamin Abel Arthur

26 April 1834–24 February 1883 (Age 48)
Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Benjamin Abel

When Benjamin Abel Arthur was born on 26 April 1834, in Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, Christopher Abel Arthur, was 37 and his mother, Ann Jones, was 36. He married Janette Easton on 12 February 1863, in Greenville, Beaver, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 8 daughters. He died on 24 February 1883, in Greenville, Beaver, Utah, United States, at the age of 48, and was buried in Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States.

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Benjamin Abel Arthur
Janette Easton
Marriage: 12 February 1863
Margaret Ann Arthur
Mary Jennette Arthur
Benjamin Easton Arthur
Elizabeth Arthur
Laura Jane Arthur
Agnes C. Arthur
Sarah Ellen Arthur
Ida Rosellia Arthur
Mabel Arthur
Christopher Robert Arthur

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  • Marriage
    12 February 1863Greenville, Beaver, Utah, United States
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    World Events (7)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 2
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    Age 9
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    1850 · Coal Fields in South Wales Developed
    Age 16
    Like the iron and copper mines, the coal fields in South Wales were very important to the industrial revolution. Many of those that worked in the coal mines were part of the Merthyr uprising.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish, Irish, English, German, and French: from the ancient Celtic personal name Arthur. The origin of the name is disputed, but it may be derived from the Latin name Artorius, or it may derive from an old Celtic word meaning ‘bear’ (compare Gaelic art, Welsh arth, both of which mean ‘bear’). It has been in regular use as a personal name in Britain since the early Middle Ages, owing its popularity in large part to the legendary exploits of King Arthur, which gave rise to a prolific literature in Welsh, French, English, German, and other languages. In many cases this is a shortened form of Scottish or Irish McArthur , the patronymic Mac- often being dropped in the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries under English influence.West African (Ghana): Anglicized form of the Akan (Fante) name Atta .History: President Chester Alan Arthur (1830–86) was the son of a VT Baptist preacher, William Arthur (1797–1875), who emigrated from Ballymena in northern Ireland c. 1815.

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

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    Benjamin A. Arthur, his personal and family background, and his involvement in the Mountain Meadows Massacre - copied from

    Benjamin Abel Arthur 1834-1883 Contents 1 Biographical Sketch 1.1 Early Life in Wales 1.2 Immigration to America and onto Utah 1.3 To Cedar City and the Ironworks 1.3.1 The Deseret Iron Company 1.3.2 …

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    • Benjamin Arthur, "United States Census, 1870"
    • not known in entry for Mabel Mcleod, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Benjamin Arthur, "United States Census, 1880"

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