John Urquhart Letham

1 June 1833–20 September 1920 (Age 87)
Lanark, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John Urquhart

When John Urquhart Letham was born on 1 June 1833, in Lanark, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Robert Letham, was 31 and his mother, Janet Urquhart, was 28. He married Helene Christine Pedersdatter on 3 December 1858, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1851 and Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 20 September 1920, in Tetonia, Teton, Idaho, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Haden Cemetery, Tetonia, Teton, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Urquhart Letham
1833–1920
Helene Christine Pedersdatter
1839–1900
Marriage: 3 December 1858
John Alexander Leatham
1861–1923
Robert Samuel Leatham
1863–
Jeddiath M. Leatham
1865–
Margaret Ellen Leatham
1867–1948
James Letham
1869–1875
Alexander J. Letham
1870–1916
Jeannette Leatham
1872–1948
Daniel Parley Letham
1875–1955
Mary Emily Leatham
1878–1909
Lewis Albert Leatham
1881–1944
Elmer Leatham
1888–1955

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 December 1858Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (11)

    +6 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (12)

    +7 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 3
    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.
    1838 · Jenners Department Store Opens its doors
    Age 5
    Jenners was founded by Charles Jenner as a department store for the community. The original building was destroyed by a fire in 1892 but, with a new design in mind, the store was reopened in 1895 with new features. It was named Harrods of the North after it was given Royal Warrant in 1911 and was visited by Queen Elizabeth II on its 150th anniversary. It was sold to the House of Fraser in 2005, which in 2008, made much needed improvements to the store.
    1857 · Police (Scotland) Act 1857
    Age 24
    The Police Act 1857 was an Act put into place by Parliament to establish a mandatory police force in every county of Scotland.

    Name Meaning

    1 Scottish: (i) locative name from Leitholm (Berwicks). (ii) locative name from the lands of Letham in Dunnichen (Angus).2 English: perhaps a variant of Leatham , see Latham .

    Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland © University of the West of England 2016

    Possible Related Names

    Leatham
    Latham

    Story Highlight

    Three Brothers Who Are Patriarchs. Article printed in Deseret News in 1915

    See page 18-19 from the Robert Letham & Janet Urquhart Book of Remembrance, by Louis S. Leatham. Copy/Paste this URL into a browser: https://familysearch.org/photos/documents/3343708

    Sources (49)

    • John A Letham in entry for Margaret Ellen Sellstrom, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • John Letham, "United States Census, 1870"
    • John Leatham in entry for John A. Leatham, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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