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
Araminta Elizabeth Bateman
Marriage: 9 March 1882
Laura Marinda Egbert
John Alonzo Egbert
Cora Egbert
Ethel Laurelda Egbert
Marinda Lisette Egbert
Eliza Janetta Egbert
Wilford Earl Egbert
Verda Irene Egbert
Margaret Araminta Egbert
Alma Mark Egbert
Arvilla Egbert
Harold Allen Egbert
Ross Duane Egbert
Ida Lothield Egbert

Spouse and Children

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


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    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."
    Age 4
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    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.

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    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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