Alexander John Daft

25 March 1826–3 August 1884 (Age 58)
Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Alexander John

When Alexander John Daft was born on 25 March 1826, in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Daft, was 30 and his mother, Ann Tefford, was 25. He married Sarah Ann Fleming on 19 December 1851, in Saint Charles, Missouri, United States. He lived in Rolleston, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom in 1841 and Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1880. He died on 3 August 1884, in Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Alexander John Daft
Sarah Ann Fleming
Marriage: 19 December 1851

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 December 1851Saint Charles, Missouri, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 7
    The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
    Age 17
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    Name Meaning

    English (Nottinghamshire): nickname for a modest or well-mannered person, from Middle English daffte ‘mild, gentle, meek’ (Old English gedæfte). By around 1300 the word is occasionally recorded in its modern sense, perhaps by false association with Middle English daffe ‘fool, simpleton’, but this gentry and mercantile surname, which is almost certainly monogenetic, is first attested in and near Nottingham in the early 13th-century, when the word's original, complimentary sense was the usual one.

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

    Sources (22)

    • Alexr Daft, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Alexander Daft, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
    • Alexander J Daft, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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