Thirza Mahala Bunting

Brief Life History of Thirza Mahala

When Thirza Mahala Bunting was born on 24 January 1849, in Stoke Ferry, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom, her father, Jacob Edward Gresham Bunting, was 25 and her mother, Mary Ann Steward, was 20. She married James William Watson about 14 June 1869, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Northwold, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and Socorro, New Mexico, United States in 1885. She died on 21 July 1927, in Glendale, Kane, Utah, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Glendale, Kane, Utah, United States.

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James William Watson
Thirza Mahala Bunting
Marriage: about 14 June 1869
Reuben James Watson
John Hutchinson Watson
Pricilla Elizabeth Watson
Mary Ellen Watson
Ida May Watson
Ambrose Lorenzo Watson
Arthur William Watson
Edward Webster Watson
Mabel Watson
Thirza Mahala Watson
Platt Ellis Watson

Sources (33)

  • Thirza M Bunting in household of Edward Bunting, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Thirza Mahala Bunting, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Thirza Watson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"

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Historical Boundaries: 1864: Washington, Utah Territory, United States 1864: Kane, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Kane, Utah, United States

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

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Name Meaning

English and Scottish: nickname from Middle English bunting ‘corn bunting’, perhaps used of a short, plump person. Compare Bunt and Scots buntin ‘short and thick’, Welsh bontin ‘rump’, bontinog ‘large-buttocked’.

History: Sarah Bunting (1686–1762), born in Matlock, Derbyshire, became a noted Quaker minister in Cross Wicks, NJ. It is believed but not certain that other members of her family, including her father, John Bunting, came with her to NJ sometime before 1704, when her marriage to William Murfin is recorded.

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

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