Amos Wilbur

Male24 May 1844–5 February 1864

Brief Life History of Amos

When Amos Wilbur was born on 24 May 1844, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States, his father, Melvin Wilbur, was 42 and his mother, Aidah Winchell, was 42. He lived in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1850. He died on 5 February 1864, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 19, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Melvin Wilbur
Aidah Winchell
Eliza Jane Wilbur
Alma B. Wilbur
Stephen King Wilbur
William D Wilbur
Phebe Eunice Wilbur
Oliver H. Wilbur
Alma B Wilbur
Amos Wilbur
Joseph D. Wilbur

Sources (14)

  • Amos Wilber in household of Melvin Wilber, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Amos Wilber, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
  • Melvin Wilber, "United States Census, 1860"

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Siblings (10)

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World Events (8)

1845 · Oh My Father

Age 1

"In October 1845, the newspaper Times and Seasons published a poem written by Eliza R. Snow entitled ""My Father in Heaven."" It has become the well known hymn, ""Oh My Father."" The song is only one in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hymnbook that referrs to a Heavenly Mother."


Age 2

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

1850 · Tornado Finishes off the Temple

Age 6

On May 27, 1850, a tornado came through Nauvoo and took the remaining outer walls of the temple. It was the most frightful thing the city had witnessed. Not just a tornado but also lightening, thunder, wind, hail and rain assailed the spot. Over time what was not destroyed by the storm crumbled until only a small amount was left.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Wilber .

History: Samuel Wilbur (c. 1585–1656), also known as Wilbore and Wildbore, is recorded in Boston, MA, before 1633 and purchased Boston Common in 1634. He and other religious exiles from MA purchased and settled Aquidneck Island (now RI) in 1637.

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

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