William Franklin Carson

20 August 1843–14 December 1911 (Age 68)
La Harpe, Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of William Franklin

When William Franklin Carson was born on 20 August 1843, in La Harpe, Hancock, Illinois, United States, his father, John Carson Sr, was 23 and his mother, Elvira Egbert, was 21. He married Kaziah Jane Butler about 1867, in Fairfield, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Decatur Township, Decatur, Iowa, United States in 1850 and Fairfield, Utah, Utah, United States in 1870. He registered for military service in 1866. He died on 14 December 1911, in Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Lehi City Cemetery, Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Franklin Carson
Rachel Lloyd
Marriage: 2 February 1874
Emily Maud Carson
David Henry Carson
George Lloyd Carson
William Mathew Carson
John Raymond Carson
Hazel Xzunia Carson
Emma Elizabeth Carson
Annie Rachel Carson

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  • Marriage
    2 February 1874Fairfield, Utah, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1845 · Oh My Father
    Age 2
    "In October 1845, the newspaper Times and Seasons published a poem written by Eliza R. Snow entitled ""My Father in Heaven."" It has become the well known hymn, ""Oh My Father."" The song is only one in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hymnbook that referrs to a Heavenly Mother."
    Age 3
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1861 · Simple life to Soldiers
    Age 18
    Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish (Galloway) and northern Irish: probably a habitational name from an unlocated place in southwestern Scotland called Acarson or Carsan. This surname was taken to Northern Ireland in the early 17th century. Alternatively, it may be a hybrid patronymic name composed of Irish cearr ‘left-handed’ + English son ‘son’.English: variant of Corston, a habitational name from one of the many places so called in Norfolk, Shropshire, Somerset, or Wiltshire.In some cases also an Americanized form of Norwegian Kåsen (see Kasen ).

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

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    Story Highlight

    Kaziah Butler Carson, by Mark Gunther Hodge

    Kaziah Butler was born March 13, 1844, at White Mere in the parish of Ellesmere, Salop County, Shropshire, England. Her parents were William Butler and Ann Dodd. William was born February 11, 1822, in …

    Sources (29)

    • William Carson in household of Kazia Carson, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Wm F Carson in entry for Leonard Laughlin and Hazel Xzima Carson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • William F. Carson in entry for Rachel Lloyd Carson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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