William Burdette Folsom

29 February 1844–27 November 1923 (Age 79)
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of William Burdette

When William Burdette Folsom was born on 29 February 1844, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States, his father, William Harrison Folsom, was 28 and his mother, Zerviah Eliza Clark, was 26. He married Sarah Catherine Eakle on 22 May 1872, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 10 years. He died on 27 November 1923, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Burdette Folsom
Sarah Catherine Eakle
Marriage: 22 May 1872
Zerviah May Folsom
Edith Folsom
Charles Eakle Folsom
Daniel Eakle Folsom
Catherine Folsom
Joseph Burdette Folsom
Nina Folsom

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 May 1872Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1845 · Oh My Father
    Age 1
    "In October 1845, the newspaper Times and Seasons published a poem written by Eliza R. Snow entitled ""My Father in Heaven."" It has become the well known hymn, ""Oh My Father."" The song is only one in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hymnbook that referrs to a Heavenly Mother."
    Age 2
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 21
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Foulsham, a habitational name from Foulsham in Norfolk, so named from the Old English personal name Fugol + hām ‘homestead’. This form of the surname is very rare in Britain.

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

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    Story Highlight


    HISTORY OF WILLIAM BURDETTE FOLSOM This basic information on this history was originally written by Nina Folsom Moss. William Burdette Folsom was born 29 February 1844. The formal record says he was …

    Sources (36)

    • William Tolsom, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Wm B. Folsom in entry for John Joseph Murphy and Zerviah M. F. Ferguson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • William B. Folsom in entry for Catherine Folsom, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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