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
Helene Christine Pedersdatter
Marriage: 3 December 1858
John Alexander Leatham
Robert Samuel Leatham
Jeddiath M. Leatham
Margaret Ellen Leatham
James Letham
Alexander J. Letham
Jeannette Leatham
Daniel Parley Letham
Mary Emily Leatham
Lewis Albert Leatham
Elmer Leatham

Spouse and Children

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


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    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

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    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:

    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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