William Thomas Gadbury

16 December 1831–2 January 1900 (Age 68)
England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William Thomas

When William Thomas Gadbury was born on 16 December 1831, in England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Gadbury, was 24 and his mother, Susannah Jerome, was 28. He married Ann Wootton in 1853, in Eaton Bray, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in North Mymms, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and Kelsey Judicial Township, El Dorado, California, United States in 1860. He died on 2 January 1900, in Stockton, San Joaquin, California, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Stockton Rural Cemetery, Stockton, San Joaquin, California, United States.

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William Thomas Gadbury
Ann Wootton
Marriage: 1853
Elizabeth "Eliza" Ann Gadbury
J. Gadbury
Mary Emma Gadbury
Cathrine Gadbury
William Thomas Gadbury
Charles Fredrick Gadbury
George Wootton Gadbury
Franklin Paul Gadbury

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  • Marriage
    1853Eaton Bray, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 1
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    Age 15
    Earliest Known Interment: Charles C Taggart BIRTH 1846 New York, USA DEATH 15 Apr 1846 (aged less–than 1 year) Livonia, Livingston County, New York, USA CENOTAPH Stockton Rural Cemetery Stockton, San Joaquin County, California, USA PLOT Block 12 MEMORIAL ID 130969968
    Age 30
    Since opening in 1861, Stockton Rural Cemetery has impressed visitors with its distinctive memorials, private mausoleums and myriad tombstones, all situated among tree-lined walkways.

    Name Meaning

    English (southeastern): habitational name from Cadborough, alias Gateborough, in Rye, Sussex, probably named in Old English as gāt ‘goat’ + beorg ‘hill’.

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

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    Sources (16)

    • Wm Gadbury in entry for Charles Gadbury, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • William Godberry in household of Thomas Godberry, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Wm Gadbury, "United States Census, 1860"

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