James Gourley Widdison Sr

12 January 1853–16 November 1923 (Age 70)
Chapelhall, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of James Gourley

When James Gourley Widdison Sr was born on 12 January 1853, in Chapelhall, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Widdison, was 48 and his mother, Janet Russell, was 40. He married Alice Pinney on 14 November 1878, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Hooper Election Precinct, Weber, Utah, United States in 1900. In 1880, at the age of 27, his occupation is listed as black smith in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He died on 16 November 1923, in Hooper, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Hooper Cemetery, Hooper, Weber, Utah, United States.

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James Gourley Widdison Sr
Alice Pinney
Marriage: 14 November 1878
James Gourley Widdison Jr.
John Henry Widdison
Alice Amelia Widdison
Willard Widdison
Robert Eugene Widdison
Amy Seager Widdison
Lucinda Widdison
Thomas Richard Widdison
Gilbert Pinney Widdison
Arvilla Widdison
Janet Elizabeth Widdison

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 November 1878Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1854 · Great North of Scotland Railway
    Age 1
    Being one of the two smallest railways in 1923, the Great North of Scotland Railway carried its first passengers from Kittybrewster to Huntly in 1854. In the 1880s the railways were refurbished to give express services to the suburban parts in Aberdeen. There were junctions with the Highland Railway established to help connect Aberdeenshire, Banffshire and Moray counties. The railway started to deliver goods from the North Sean and from the whisky distilleries in Speyside. With the implementation of bus services and the purchase of the British Railway the Great North of Scotland Railway was discontinued.
    Age 10
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1872 · The First National Park
    Age 19
    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    Name Meaning

    English (Yorkshire): variant of Widdowson .

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

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    James G Widdison Sr

    James Gourley Widdison, Sr. by Marie Widdison Haws James Gourley Widdison was born in Chapel Hall, Scotland, January 12, 1853. His _father, Thomas Widdison, an Englishman by birth, had moved to Scotl …

    Sources (48)

    • James Widdison in entry for Thomas Richard Widdison, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • James Gourley Widdison, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • James G Widdison in entry for John Henry Dyson and Janet Elizabeth Widdison, "Utah, Weber County Marriages, 1887-1939"

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