Ruben Johnson Thurston

Male9 October 1839–22 September 1858

Brief Life History of Ruben Johnson

When Ruben Johnson Thurston was born on 9 October 1839, in Adams Township, Seneca, Ohio, United States, his father, Thomas Jefferson Thurston, was 34 and his mother, Rosetta Bull, was 30. He died on 22 September 1858, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 18.

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Thomas Jefferson Thurston
Rosetta Bull
Harriet Elizabeth Thurston
Maria Hannah Thurston
George Washington Thurston
Smith Butler Thurston
Sarah Ann Thurston
Hannah Maria Thurston
Ruben Johnson Thurston
Julia Rosetta Thurston
Caroline Rosalia Thurston
Huldah Cordelia Thurston
Thomas Jefferson Thurston JR
Peter Franklin Thurston
Samuel Thurston
Jane Thurston

Sources (4)

  • Reuben J Thurstin in household of Sarah A Thurstin, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Ruben Johnson, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Record of Members (Worldwide), 1836-1970"
  • Ruben Johnson Thurston, "Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868"

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Siblings (14)

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World Events (3)


Age 7

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


Age 8

Historical Boundaries: 1848: Mexican Cession, United States 1850: Utah Territory, United States 1851: Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States 1868: Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Salt Lake, Utah, United States


Age 11

Historical Boundaries: 1850: Mexican Cession, United States 1850: Utah Territory, United States 1851: Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States* 1896: Salt Lake, Utah, United States *Renamed Salt Lake in 1868

Name Meaning

English (mainly East Anglia):

from the Anglo-Norman, Anglo-Scandinavian, and Middle English personal name Thurstan, Thorsten (Old Norse Thórsteinn, Thorsten, Anglicized as Old English Thurstān; see Thorstensen ).

habitational name from Thurston in Suffolk, so called from the genitive case of the Old Norse personal name Thóri (see Thor ) + Old English tūn ‘enclosure, settlement’.

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

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