John Alexander Egbert

28 March 1842–2 October 1915 (Age 73)
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of John Alexander

When John Alexander Egbert was born on 28 March 1842, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States, his father, Samuel Egbert, was 28 and his mother, Margaret Mariah Beckstead, was 18. He married Emma Grimmett on 22 March 1860, in West Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in South Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1880. He died on 2 October 1915, in West Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Wights Fort Cemetery, West Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Alexander Egbert
1842–1915
Araminta Elizabeth Bateman
1862–1938
Marriage: 9 March 1882
Laura Marinda Egbert
1883–1883
John Alonzo Egbert
1884–1952
Cora Egbert
1887–1887
Ethel Laurelda Egbert
1888–1976
Marinda Lisette Egbert
1890–1908
Eliza Janetta Egbert
1891–1908
Wilford Earl Egbert
1893–1983
Verda Irene Egbert
1895–1972
Margaret Araminta Egbert
1898–1917
Alma Mark Egbert
1899–1964
Arvilla Egbert
1902–1974
Harold Allen Egbert
1904–1932
Ross Duane Egbert
1906–1994
Ida Lothield Egbert
1910–1999

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 March 1882Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (14)

    +9 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (14)

    +9 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1845 · Oh My Father
    Age 3
    "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."
    1846
    Age 4
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1863
    Age 21
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    North German: from the personal name Egbert, composed of the ancient Germanic elements agi(l) ‘point, edge (of a sword)’ + berht ‘bright, famous’.English (Devon): from the Middle English personal name Egbert (Old English Ecgbeorht, from ecg ‘sword’ + beorht ‘bright’). The present name in Britain usually appears to be of ancient Germanic origin (see 1 above), cognate with the English one, as the medieval name may not have survived.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Egbers
    Eggen
    Ebbert
    Ebben
    Eggebrecht
    Hegge

    Story Highlight

    John Alexander Egbert - Life Sketch

    Biography – Egbert, John Alexander Son of Samuel Egbert and Margaret Mariah Beckstead Married Emma Grimmett, 22 Mar 1860, West Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah Married Ariminta Elizabeth Bateman, 9 Mar …

    Sources (97)

    • John A Egbert in entry for Ross Duane Egbert, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
    • John A. Egbert, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
    • John A Egbert in entry for John Alonzo Egbert and Grace Cundick, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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