Joseph Stephen Southworth

Male16 November 1846–15 June 1925

Brief Life History of Joseph Stephen

When Joseph Stephen Southworth was born on 16 November 1846, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, his father, Chester Southworth, was 54 and his mother, Mary Byington, was 35. He married Sarah Aldora Norton on 26 September 1868, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 9 daughters. He lived in St. Anthony, Fremont, Idaho, United States in 1900 and Baker, Oregon, United States in 1910. He died on 15 June 1925, in McCammon, Bannock, Idaho, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in McCammon, Bannock, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Stephen Southworth
Sarah Aldora Norton
Marriage: 26 September 1868
Dora May Southworth
Sarah A Southworth
Luella Jane Southworth
Joseph Alanson Southworth
Sarah Almeda Southworth
Zoe Agnes Southworth
Chester Southworth
Mary Adelia Southworth
Emma Irene Southworth
George Orgil Southworth
Wesley Norton Southworth
Luman Leroy Southworth
Geneva Southworth
Lucy Ora Southworth

Sources (46)

  • Joseph Jonthworth in household of Chester Jonthworth, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Jos S Southworth in entry for George Southworth and Myrtle Pratt, "Oregon, County Marriages, 1851-1975"
  • Joseph Southnorth in entry for Luella Lewis, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 September 1868Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children (14)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1847 · The Great Seal of the State of Iowa is made

    Age 1

    The Great Seal of the State of Iowa was created in 1847 and depicts a soldier standing in a wheat field surrounded by symbols including farming, mining, and transportation with the Mississippi River in the background. An eagle overhead bears the state motto.


    Age 2

    Historical Boundaries: 1848: Mexican Cession, United States 1850: Utah Territory, United States 1851: Davis, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Davis, Utah, United States

    1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

    Age 21

    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 (Lancashire): habitational name from Southworth in Winwick (Lancashire), from Old English sūth ‘south, southern’ + worth ‘enclosure’.

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

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    Story Highlight


                Joseph Stephen Southworth was born 16 November 1847 in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa,  to Chester and Mary Byington Southworth.  His parents had joined the Church of Jesus Christ of …

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