Thomas Featherstone

15 September 1834–13 April 1918 (Age 83)
Kegworth, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Thomas

When Thomas Featherstone was born on 15 September 1834, in Kegworth, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Featherstone, was 23 and his mother, Eliza Birkinshaw, was 23. He married Emma Smith on 11 January 1853, in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He immigrated to United States in 1854 and lived in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States for about 20 years. In 1870, at the age of 36, his occupation is listed as turkey farmer in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States. He died on 13 April 1918, in Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Featherstone
Emma Smith
Marriage: 11 January 1853
John Thomas Featherstone
William Edwin Featherstone
Mary Ann Featherstone
Joseph Franklin Featherstone
Thomas Featherstone
Stephen Featherstone
Elizabeth Featherstone

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 January 1853Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 2
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    Age 9
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    1857 · Bountiful Tabernacle Groundbreaking
    Age 23
    The groundbreaking of the Bountiful Tabernacle began with the dedicatory prayer given by Lorenzo Snow on a cold February morning in 1857. The building was designed by Augustus Farnham.

    Name Meaning

    English (northern): habitational name from any of the places in Staffordshire, Yorkshire, and Northumberland, which are so called from Old English fetherstān ‘tetralith’, a prehistoric structure consisting of three upright stones capped with a headstone (from Old English fe(o)ther- ‘four’ + stān ‘stone’).

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

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    Story Highlight

    Thomas Featherstone

    Thomas Featherstone b. 1834 England immigrated with his wife Emma Smith, Emma's parents and several Smith siblings on the SS Germanicus, departing Liverpool, England on May 1, 1854 and arriving in New …

    Sources (73)

    • Thos Featherstone, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Thos Fetherstone in entry for Lizette Fetherstone Walker, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Thos Featherston, "United States Census, 1860"

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