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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Family Time Line

Thomas Jefferson Thurston
1805–1885
Rosetta Bull
1809–1880
Harriet Elizabeth Thurston
1829–1872
Maria Hannah Thurston
1853–1925
George Washington Thurston
1830–1903
Smith Butler Thurston
1833–1904
Sarah Ann Thurston
1835–1909
Hannah Maria Thurston
1837–1838
Ruben Johnson Thurston
1839–1858
Julia Rosetta Thurston
1841–1916
Caroline Rosalia Thurston
1843–1912
Huldah Cordelia Thurston
1846–1939
Thomas Jefferson Thurston JR
1848–1870
Peter Franklin Thurston
1852–1886
Samuel Thurston
1856–
Jane Thurston
1858–

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"

Parents and Siblings

Siblings (14)

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World Events (3)

1846

Age 7

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

1847

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

1850

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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