William Frederick Rigby

29 January 1833–13 March 1901 (Age 68)
Saddleworth, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William Frederick

When William Frederick Rigby was born on 29 January 1833, in Saddleworth, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Joseph Rigby, was 30 and his mother, Margaret Mendle Littlewood, was 22. He married Mary Clark on 9 August 1852, in Hayfield, Derbyshire, England. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Newton, Cache, Utah, United States in 1880. He died on 13 March 1901, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Newton Cemetery, Newton, Cache, Utah, United States.

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William Frederick Rigby
Sophia Eckersley
Marriage: 24 June 1865
Joseph Eckersley Rigby
Henry Eckersley Rigby
Alice Eckersley Rigby
Martha Eckersley Rigby
Samuel Eckersley Rigby
Zina Eckersley Rigby
David Eckersley Rigby
James Eckersley Rigby
Elmer Eckersley Rigby
Willard Eckersley Rigby
Eva Eckersley Rigby
Ella Eckersley Rigby
Moroni Eckersley Rigby
Letha Eckersley Rigby

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  • Marriage
    24 June 1865Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 3
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    Age 10
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    1859 · Logan is Founded
    Age 26
    "\""During the end of April, David Reese and his company settled the land north of the Logan River. That area was the second permanent settlement in Cache Valley and the future location of Logan. The city's boundary was drawn by Logan's first bishop, Jesse W. Fox, a government engineer. The name \""\""Logan\""\"" comes from a trapper that used to frequent the area before the pioneers came to the valley.\"""

    Name Meaning

    English (Lancashire): habitational name from Ribby in Lancashire, named with Old Scandanavian hryggr ‘ridge’ + ‘farmstead, village’. Compare Rigsby .

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

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    Life Story of William Fredrick Rigby

    (Note: This life story was compiled by Laura Rigby Copeland from family history records.) WILLIAM FREDRICK RIGBY Born: January 29, 1833, in Saddleworth, Yorkshire, England Died: March 13, 1901, in …

    Sources (118)

    • William F. Rigby, "Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951"
    • Wm F Rigby, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Wm F Rigby in entry for Walter H Durrant and Ella Rigby, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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