Silas William Holman

7 October 1846–1 June 1862 (Age 15)
Mount Pisgah, Union, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Silas William

When Silas William Holman was born on 7 October 1846, in Mount Pisgah, Union, Iowa, United States, his father, James Sawyer Holman, was 41 and his mother, Naomi Roxanna LeBaron, was 30. He lived in Davis, Utah, United States in 1850 and Moroni, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1860. He died on 1 June 1862, at the age of 15.

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James Sawyer Holman
Naomi Roxanna LeBaron
Harriet Naomi Holman
James Alonzo Holman
Sarah Melissa Holman
Zilpha Holman
Susan Adeline Holman
Sanford Holman
Silas William Holman
Emma Jane Holman
David Elias Holman
Charles Scholly Holman
Lydia Batchelder Holman
Isaac Lester Holman

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World Events (4)

1847 · The Great Seal of the State of Iowa is made
Age 1
The Great Seal of the State of Iowa was created in 1847 and depicts a soldier standing in a wheat field surrounded by symbols including farming, mining, and transportation with the Mississippi River in the background. An eagle overhead bears the state motto.
Age 4
Named after the early pioneer leader Daniel C. Davis the County was established as a territory in 1850.The territorial legislature created Davis County in 1852 and designated its County seat at Farmington-midway between boundaries-the Weber River on the north and the mouth of the Jordan River on the south. Westward the County includes a portion of the Great Salt Lake-its largest island on which Antelope Island State Park is now located.During first half-century Davis County grew slowly.It supported a hardy pioneer people engaged in irrigation agriculture and raising livestock.The Utah Central Railroad(now the Union Pacific crossed the County from Ogden on the north to Salt Lake City on the south in 1870 and offered welcome transportation links to bring manufactured products.This was the beginning of a transition in the County's history that led to mechanized agriculture, a surge of commerce, banking, and local business along with improved roads, new water systems, and the electrification of homes and business
Age 5
Historical Boundaries: 1851: Union, Iowa, United States

Name Meaning

English (southern): topographic name for a ‘dweller in a hollow’, from hol + man (Old English holh + mann). Compare Holler and Hole .Dutch: habitational name for someone from any of several locations named Hol, from Dutch hol ‘hollow’, or from Middle Dutch hole, heule ‘(low) arched bridge, weir’.Dutch: from a pet form, formed with man ‘man’, of the personal name Holle, from an ancient Germanic compound name with the element hold ‘loyalty’, for instance Holdert, Hollebrand, Holger and Holmer. Compare Holleman .

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

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Sources (7)

  • Silas W Holman in household of James S Holman, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Siles Holman in household of Jas S Holman, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Silas William Holman, "Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868"

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