Huldah Cordelia Thurston

1 June 1846–9 July 1939 (Age 93)
Van Buren, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Huldah Cordelia

When Huldah Cordelia Thurston was born on 1 June 1846, in Van Buren, Iowa, United States, her father, Thomas Jefferson Thurston Sr, was 41 and her mother, Rosetta Bull, was 37. She married Willard Gilbert Smith on 15 April 1865, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 10 daughters. She lived in Weber, Utah, United States in 1860 and Logan, Cache, Utah, United States in 1910. She died on 9 July 1939, in Lewiston, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Milton, Morgan, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Willard Gilbert Smith
Huldah Cordelia Thurston
Marriage: 15 April 1865
Cordelia Rozetta Smith
Amanda Caroline Smith
Willard Gilbert Smith
David Franklin Smith
Deseretta Smith
Georgianna Smith
Sarah T. Smith
Eliza Ruth Smith
Alberta Moressa Smith
Zina Estella Smith
Frances Smith
Gertrude Ortencia Smith

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 April 1865Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1859 · Logan is Founded
    Age 13
    "\""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.\"""
    Age 17
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1872 · The First National Park
    Age 26
    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    Name Meaning

    English (mainly East Anglia):from the Anglo-Norman, Anglo-Scandinavian, and Middle English personal name Thurstan, Thorsten (Old Norse Thórsteinn, Thorsten, Anglicized as Old English Thurstān; see Thorstensen ).habitational name from Thurston in Suffolk, so called from the genitive case of the Old Norse personal name Thóri (see Thor ) + Old English tūn ‘enclosure, settlement’.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Account of Sylvester Smith at Kirtland Dedication

    Taken from the journal of Warren Barnes Smith, Son of Amanda Barnes Smith and second husband, Warren Smith of Tennessee. This is a story about Uncle Sylvester Smith, uncle to Amanda’s first husband, W …

    Sources (40)

    • Hulda Cordelia Thurston in entry for Cordelia R Ellingford, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Cordelia Thurston in household of Thos J Thurston, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Cordelia H Thurston in entry for William Ellingford and Cordelia Rozetta Reeder, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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