Robert Alexander Brighton

19 June 1855–16 April 1932 (Age 76)
Plattin Creek, Plattin Township, Jefferson, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of Robert Alexander

When Robert Alexander Brighton was born on 19 June 1855, in Plattin Creek, Plattin Township, Jefferson, Missouri, United States, his father, William Stuart Brighton, was 25 and his mother, Catherine Bow, was 29. He married Ellen Allen on 31 December 1879, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. He immigrated to Vermont, United States in 1913 and lived in Salt Lake City Ward 5, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1900. In 1932, his occupation is listed as quartz miner, retired in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He died on 16 April 1932, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Alexander Brighton
Ellen Allen
Marriage: 31 December 1879
Catherine Bow Brighton
Aliceson Sheriff Brighton
Ellen Frances Brighton
Robert Allan Brighton
Janet Mary Brighton
James Roy Brighton
Lucille Susannah Brighton
Wendella Stuart Brighton
William Carl Brighton

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    31 December 1879Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    Age 8
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1864 · St. Albans Raid
    Age 9
    St. Albans Raid took place on October 19, 1864. It was a Confederate raid from Canada into Union territory. Confederate soldiers that were in Canada raided the town of St. Albans killed one person and robbed three banks.
    1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.
    Age 21
    The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

    Name Meaning

    habitational name from Breighton in East Yorkshire, on the river Derwent. This place is named with Old English beorht ‘bright’ or an unattested personal name Beohta + tūn ‘enclosure, settlement’. The surname is unlikely to derive from Brighton in Sussex, which was known as Brighthelmestone until the end of the 18th East Anglia, a nickname from Middle English bright + eien ‘bright eyes’.English:

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

    Sources (82)

    • R A Brighton in entry for Lucille S Brighton, "Utah, Salt Lake County Birth Records, 1890-1915"
    • Robert A Brighton, "United States Census, 1930"
    • Robt. A. Brighton in entry for Harry C. Crouch and Wendella Brighton Cragun, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

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