Nancy Serilda Goforth

2 February 1837–1 December 1899 (Age 62)
Washington, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of Nancy Serilda

When Nancy Serilda Goforth was born on 2 February 1837, in Washington, Missouri, United States, her father, Goforth, was 23 and her mother, Abigail Harris, was 18. She married Thomas Witton Ellerbeck on 13 February 1857, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. She lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Midway, Wasatch, Utah, United States in 1880. She died on 1 December 1899, in Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Vernal Memorial Park, Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States.

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Thomas Mantle
Nancy Serilda Goforth
Marriage: 27 November 1857
Thomas Moroni Mantle
John Llewlyn Mantle
Joseph Hyrum Mantle
Wina Mantle
James Miner Mantle
Stephen Mantle
William Mantle
Margaret Abigail Mantle

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  • Marriage
    27 November 1857Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1839 · Nauvoo is Settled
    Age 2
    After the Saints had been chased out of Missouri they moved to a swampy area located next to the Mississippi River. Here they settled and named the place Nauvoo which translates into the city beautiful.
    Age 9
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World
    Age 19
    William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

    Name Meaning

    English (East Yorkshire): from the Middle English phrase go fair ‘travel safely’, later altered to Goforth, perhaps through confusion with Garforth .In some cases probably also an Americanized form of German Goffart or of its very rare variant Goffarth: from a Lower Rhine variant of the personal name Gottfried .

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

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    Sources (30)

    • Nancy Mantlo in household of Thomas Mantlo, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Nancy Shetton in entry for Steve Mantle, "Utah, County Marriages, 1871-1941"
    • Nancy F. Greforth in entry for Stephen Mantle, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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