Frederick Nantz Bainbridge

Brief Life History of Frederick Nantz

When Frederick Nantz Bainbridge was born on 3 September 1824, in Springfield, Washington, Kentucky, United States, his father, John Washington Bainbridge, was 28 and his mother, Maria Watkins Nantz, was 23. He married Elizabeth Mahala Hendricks in 1847, in Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Spanish Flat, El Dorado, California, United States in 1850 and California, United States in 1870. He died on 19 June 1877, in Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 52.

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Frederick Nantz Bainbridge
1824–1877
Elizabeth Almira Pond
1827–1899
Marriage: 25 February 1849
Almira Jane Bainbridge
1849–1906

Sources (25)

  • Frederick Bainbridge in household of David Crowell, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Sons of Utah Pioneers - Card Index, Birth, 1847-1850
  • Frederick Nontz Bainbridge, "California Great Registers, 1850-1920"

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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

1830 · Louisville and Portland Canal Opens

The Louisville and Portland canal opened in 1830. It was a 2 mile canal. It helped with the barrier caused by the Falls of the Ohio River at Louisville by making a route around them.

1848 · The California Gold Rush

On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Bainbridge in North Yorkshire, named for the Bain river on which it stands (which is named with Old Norse beinn ‘straight’) + Old English brycg ‘bridge’.

History: A family of this name was very prominent in Princeton, NJ, from the mid 17th century.

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

Story Highlight

Experiences of William Carter Staines on his mission to the Poncas, 1846-1847

[Excerpts from the story: “Among the Poncas” by William C. Staines, pp. 31-67, originally from FAITH-PROMOTING STORIES, vol. 2, 1880.] [Note: William Carter Staines, at the time of his mission with …

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