William Wilkes

25 April 1827–27 February 1904 (Age 76)
Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William

When William Wilkes was born on 25 April 1827, in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Wilkes, was 22 and his mother, Elizabeth Hunt, was 22. He married Elizabeth Haines on 15 March 1846, in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He immigrated to United States in 1880 and lived in Cache, Utah, United States in 1860 and Fish Haven, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States in 1900. He died on 27 February 1904, in St. Charles, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Saint Charles Cemetery, St. Charles, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States.

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William Wilkes
Jacobina Fredrikke Nielsen
Marriage: 15 November 1880
James Wilkes
Mary Ann Wilkes
Elizabeth Wilkes
Samuel Wilkes
Dora Marie Wilkes
Henry Wilkes
George Wilkes
Ernest Wilkes
Chauncey Wilkes

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  • Marriage
    15 November 1880Paris, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 3
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 27
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

    Name Meaning

    English (West Midlands): either a variant of Wilk , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s, or from the Middle English personal name Wilcus, an uncommon pet form of a personal name in Wil-. The suffix is a double diminutive -k + -us, the latter being used with Old English female names (compare Aldous ). So Wilcus may also be a pet form of an Old English female name such as Wilburg. Alternatively, it may have been used with Norman personal names of either gender, for example as a pet form of William . If Wilcus became an inherited surname it would quickly have become merged with Wilkes. Wilcus may also have been absorbed into Wildgoose .Dutch and North German: patronymic from the personal name Wilke, a pet form of Will.

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

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    History of William Wilkes

    BRIEF HISTORY OF WILLIAM WILKES By Arlen C Wilkes My paternal grandfather William Wilkes was born in Tewkesbury, England on April 25, 1827, about 102 years before I was born. He died on my Dad's nint …

    Sources (65)

    • William Welks, "United States Census, 1900"
    • William Wilkes in entry for Samuel Wilkes and Thelma Dunn, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • William Wilkes in entry for Sarah A. Allred, "Idaho, Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

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