William Evans

1 March 1818–
Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William

When William Evans was born on 1 March 1818, in Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Evans, was 23 and his mother, Susan, was 19. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1847 and lived in San Diego Township, San Diego, California, United States in 1860 and San Diego, San Diego, California, United States in 1870. He registered for military service in 1848.

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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819
Age 1
With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
Age 15
The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
1854 · The Crimean War
Age 36
The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

Name Meaning

Welsh: derivative of Evan , from Efan, Ifan, medieval forms of Ieuan (from Latin Johannes, the source of English John), dating from c. 1500, with the post-medieval patronymic suffix -s. Welsh Sion was a separate borrowing of English John, and Evan (Ieuan) and Sion developed as independent names.

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

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Sources (11)

  • Legacy NFS Source: William Evans - Published information: birth: 1 March 1818; Herefordshire, England
  • William Evans, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mormon Battalion Company B return list: William Evins

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