Heber Jonathan Wagstaff

15 October 1860–4 December 1912 (Age 52)
Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Heber Jonathan

When Heber Jonathan Wagstaff was born on 15 October 1860, in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Samuel Wagstaff, was 39 and his mother, Lucy Maria Webb, was 40. He married Sarah Ann Shelley on 20 December 1883, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1890 and lived in Northill, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom in 1861. He died on 4 December 1912, in Charleston, Wasatch, Utah, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Charleston Cemetery, Charleston, Wasatch, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Heber Jonathan Wagstaff
Sarah Ann Shelley
Marriage: 20 December 1883
Alice Jane Wagstaff
Lucy Maria Wagstaff
Heber George Wagstaff
Sarah Verlie Wagstaff
Alma Joseph Wagstaff
Effie Reba Wagstaff
David Edwin Wagstaff
Leroy Wagstaff
Elvoy Shelley Wagstaff

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 December 1883Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1861 · The Central Otago Gold Rush
    Age 1
    After discovery of gold in Gabriel's Gully, hundreds of miners and precious metal hunters flocked to New Zealand to be a part of the frenzy. This influx of people caused new settlements to pop up and different innovation techniques to begin. After a few years of steady success, the gold began to be more difficult to find. While some stayed, most of the prospectors left until most of the settlements, which they had founded, became Ghost Towns with only a few residents staying around.  
    Age 3
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 15
    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    Anglo-Saxon: Wæg, a balance, and stæf a staff, stick, pole, meaning a balance pole

    Story Highlight


    Heber Jonathan Wagstaff Heber Jonathan Wagstaff was born in Caldicotts, Bedfordshire, England on the 15th of 0ctober, 1860. His mother was Maria Lucy Webb and his Father Samuel Wagstaff. The children …

    Sources (54)

    • Heber J Wagstaff in entry for Unknown, "Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951"
    • Heber J Wagstaff, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
    • Heber J Wagstaff in entry for Sarah Verlie Wagstaff Hill, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"

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