William Unsworth

3 February 1816–25 September 1888 (Age 72)
Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William

When William Unsworth was born on 3 February 1816, in Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Peter Unsworth, was 37 and his mother, Elizabeth Betty Hunt, was 39. He married Elizabeth Tonge on 14 June 1835, in Saint Mary the Virgin, Deane, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Little Bolton All Saints, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and Tonge, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1861. He died on 25 September 1888, in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Unsworth
Elizabeth Tonge
Marriage: 14 June 1835
Elizabeth Unsworth
Alice Unsworth
James Unsworth
Peter Unsworth
John Unsworth
Richard Unsworth
Mary Ann Unsworth
Samuel Unsworth

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 June 1835Saint Mary the Virgin, Deane, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 3
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1819 · Peterloo Massacre
    Age 3
    On August 16, 1819, in St. Peter’s Field, Manchester, England, a group of around 80,000 gathered together in an attempt to get parliament representation reformed. Shortly after a cavalry charged the crowd. By the end, 15 people died and around 600 were injured.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 20
    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.

    Name Meaning

    English (Lancashire): habitational name from Unsworth (Lancashire), recorded as Hundeswrth in 1291. This name was easily confused with Hunsworth in Yorkshire, since they shared the same etymology, ‘Hund's enclosure or settlement’ (from the Old English personal name Hund ‘dog’ + Old English worth ‘enclosure’).

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

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    History Of James Unsworth

    Pioneer of 1861 Compiled by his grand daughter Lettie Alice Sorenson Goddard James Unsworth was born in Bolton, Lancashire, England on December 25, 1838, the son of William and Elizabeth Tonge Unswor …

    Sources (43)

    • Willm Unsworth, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • William Unsworth in entry for James Unsworth, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • William Unsworth, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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