Dorcas Olpin

15 June 1847–19 January 1935 (Age 87)
Cam, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Dorcas

When Dorcas Olpin was born on 15 June 1847, in Cam, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Henry Olpin, was 42 and her mother, Sarah Ann White, was 41. She married John Gibby Sr on 23 November 1867, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1860 and Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 19 January 1935, in Peterson, Morgan, Utah, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in South Morgan Cemetery, Morgan, Morgan, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Gibby Sr
1832–1908
Dorcas Olpin
1847–1935
Marriage: 23 November 1867
Heber Gibby
1867–
Joseph Alfred Gibby
1868–1883
Alberto Gibby
1870–1956
Emeline Gibby
1872–1934
Henry Hyrum Gibby
1874–1949
Sarah Ann Gibby
1875–1876
Alma Gibby
1879–1969
Clara Catherine Gibby
1884–1978

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 November 1867Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 7
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
    1863
    Age 16
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 23
    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Owlpen in Gloucestershire. The placename derives from the Old English personal name Ola + penn ‘pen, fold’.

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

    Story Highlight

    Autobiography of Dorcus Olpin Gibby 1910

    Autobiography of Dorcus Olpin Gibby written 24 April 1910.

    Sources (19)

    • Karene Gibby, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Doris Olpin in entry for Albert O Gibby and Blanch Grover, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Darcas Olpin in entry for Emeline Gibby Bond, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

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