William Whiting

10 August 1847–16 March 1921 (Age 73)
Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William

When William Whiting was born on 10 August 1847, in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Whiting, was 26 and his mother, Ann Pinfold, was 20. He married Rebecca Ann Hennefer on 15 March 1869, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 16 March 1921, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Whiting
Rebecca Ann Hennefer
Marriage: 15 March 1869
Sarah Ann Whiting
Mary Rebecca Whiting
Liddie Birdie Whiting
William H. Whiting
John Mark Whiting Sr

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  • Marriage
    15 March 1869Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Find A Grave website photo indicates establishment of the cemetery in 1848. Located at the NE corner of 4th Avenue and N Street. Salt Lake City Cemetery is in The Avenues neighborhood of Salt Lake City, Utah. Approximately 120,000 persons are buried in the cemetery. Many religious leaders and politicians, particularly many leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) lie in the cemetery. It encompasses over 250 acres and contains 9 1?2 miles of roads. It is the largest city-operated cemetery in the United States. The first burial occurred on September 27, 1847, when George Wallace buried his child, Mary Wallace. The burial was two months after the Mormon pioneers had settled the Salt Lake Valley. In 1849, George Wallace, Daniel Wells, and Joseph Heywood surveyed 20 acres at the same site for the area's burial grounds. In 1851, Salt Lake City was incorporated and the 20 acres officially became the Salt Lake City Cemetery with George Wallace as its first sexton.
    Age 16
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.
    Age 20
    This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Middle English personal name Whiting (Old English Hwīting, a patronymic from the personal name Hwīta, from hwīt ‘white’ applied as a nickname).History: Rev. Samuel Whiting arrived in Boston, MA, in May 1636, and made his home in Lynn, MA.

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

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    Story Highlight

    William Whiting and Rebecca Ann Hennefer (from public records and memories of granddaughter Birdie Ann Sander Bean as written by Dotti Toone as submitted on Family Search)

    William Whiting was the first child of John Whiting and Ann Pinfold, born 10 August 1847 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England. Apparently the early records of the LDS Church in England have not ye …

    Sources (41)

    • William Whiting, "United States Census, 1880"
    • William Whiting, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Willm in entry for Siddy B Whiting, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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