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.

Photos and Memories (18)

Do you know Benjamin Abel? Do you have a story about him that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Benjamin Abel Arthur
1834–1883
Janette Easton
1842–1912
Marriage: 12 February 1863
Margaret Ann Arthur
1863–1923
Mary Jennette Arthur
1865–1866
Benjamin Easton Arthur
1868–1904
Elizabeth Arthur
1869–1869
Laura Jane Arthur
1870–1945
Agnes C. Arthur
1873–1951
Sarah Ellen Arthur
1875–1958
Ida Rosellia Arthur
1878–1952
Mabel Arthur
1880–1939
Christopher Robert Arthur
1882–1926

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 February 1863Greenville, Beaver, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (10)

    +5 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (5)

    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.
    1843
    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Arthurs
    McArthur
    Arturo
    Artus
    Arter
    Artuso

    Story Highlight

    Benjamin A. Arthur, his personal and family background, and his involvement in the Mountain Meadows Massacre - copied from http://www.1857ironcountymilitia.com/index.php?title=Benjamin_A._Arthur

    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 …

    Sources (32)

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

    Discover Even More

    As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

    Create a free account to view more about your family.
    Create a FREE Account
    Search for Another Deceased Ancestor
    Share this with your family and friends.