William Henry Souther

23 November 1822–1903 (Age 80)
Oldham, Kentucky, United States

The Life Summary of William Henry

When William Henry Souther was born on 23 November 1822, in Oldham, Kentucky, United States, his father, Abraham Souther, was 23 and his mother, Catharine Hardin, was 23. He married Catherine Ann Bigelow on 18 September 1844, in Moultrie, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. He lived in California, United States in 1870 and Rowland, City of Industry, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1900. He died in 1903, in Covina, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Oakdale Memorial Park, Glendora, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Henry Souther
Catherine Ann Bigelow
Marriage: 18 September 1844
Meream Souther
Clara Irene Souther
Angeline E. Souther
Catherine Souther
William Henry Souther
Mary Elizabeth Souther

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 September 1844Moultrie, Illinois, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 3
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    1830 · Louisville and Portland Canal Opens
    Age 8
    The Louisville and Portland canal opened in 1830. It was a 2 mile canal. It helped with the barrier caused by the Falls of the Ohio River at Louisville by making a route around them.
    Age 24
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    Probably an altered form of German Sauter or of its variant Sauther.English (London): perhaps a variant of Souter .

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

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    Sources (23)

    • W H Souther in entry for Lucien H Souther, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Wm H Southard, "United States Census, 1860"
    • William H. Souther, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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