Lavinia Elizabeth Williams

16 February 1859–4 June 1937 (Age 78)
Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Lavinia Elizabeth

When Lavinia Elizabeth Williams was born on 16 February 1859, in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, George Williams, was 21 and her mother, Mary Ann Baldwin, was 18. She married Mormon Vernon Selman on 29 November 1878, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Provo Bench, Utah, Utah, United States in 1910 and Ward 1 Provo, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States in 1920. She died on 4 June 1937, in Orem, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Mormon Vernon Selman
Lavinia Elizabeth Williams
Marriage: 29 November 1878
Rachel Elizabeth Selman
Martha Ann Selman
George Vernon Selman
Joseph Hyrum Selman
Lavina Jane Selman
Sophia Selman
Isaac Selman
Alma Giles Selman
Robert William Selman
Abner Oliver Selman
Mary Selman

Spouse and Children

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


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    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
    Age 4
    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
    Age 25
    Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of William , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. This form of the surname is also common in Wales. In North America, this surname has also absorbed some cognates from other languages, such as Dutch Willems . Williams is the third most frequent surname in the US. It is also very common among African Americans and Native Americans.History: This surname was brought to North America from southern England and Wales independently by many different bearers from the 17th century onward. Roger Williams, born in London in 1603, came to MA in 1630, but the clergyman was banished from the colony for his criticism of the Puritan government; he fled to RI and founded Providence.

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

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    Story Highlight

    MORMON VERNON SELMAN 1855 - 1929

    (This history was written by Ines Selman Daniels Menlove, Jan. 1939, then edited and material added on by Mary Selman Scott. Some revisions were made by Lela Scott Aston,January 1994.) Mormon …

    Sources (34)

    • Lavina Williams in household of Elizabeth Lentler, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Lavena E Williams in entry for Arthur H Scott and Mary Selman, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Lovinia Elizabeth Williams Selman, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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