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Edward S. Horrocks

Birthplace: Bolton, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States
Place of Burial: Ogden, Weber, Utah, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of John Horrocks and Alice Horrocks
Husband of Alice Horrocks
Father of Elizabeth Horrocks Jackson Kingsford and Martha Harrop
Brother of Esther Horrocks; Edward S. Horrocks; Mary Horrocks; Edward Horrocks; Alice Horrocks and 3 others

Managed by: Arthur Rexford Whittaker
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About Edward S. Horrocks

HORROCKS, EDWARD (son of John Horrocks and Alice Hulme of Bolton, Lancashire, Eng. Born 1806 at Bolton. Came to Utah Sept. 12, 1857, Jesse B. Martin company.

Married Alice Houghton (daughter of Samuel Houghton, born Jan. 13, 1779, Ashton, Eng., and Betty Eaton, born Aug. 2, 1780, died July 5, 1850, in England). She was born 1803 at Ashton, and died 1856 at Macclesfield, Eng. Their children: Elizabeth b. Aug. 5, 1826, m. Aaron Jackson and Mr. Kingsford; Martha b. Nov. 9, 1828, m. Joseph Harrop; John b. Feb. 1831, and Sarah, died; Samuel b. July 7, 1834, m. Catherine Sarah Buckingham; Mary b. Sept. 11, 1836, m. Nathaniel Leavit April 4, 1857; Alice b. March 3, 1841, m. Charles Wood; Edward b. May 4. 1843, died; Annie b. May 4, 1845; Aaron b. Dec. 3, 1872, m. Theresa Garter March 27, 1890; Mabel b. May 25, 1876, m. E. S. Rolapp Oct. 19, 1894: Richard James b. Aug. 11, 1880, m. Gertrude Tackett April 22, 1908. Family home Ogden, Utah.

Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, p.942.

Gradually the other members of the Horrocks family came to Zion. In 1856, the father, Edward Horrocks, arrived, followed by his daughters, Elizabeth Kingsford, Martha Harrop, Mary Leavitt, Alice Wood and Ann Garner. The father was killed by a snowslide in Ogden Canyon in March, 1865, while on his way to get supplies for his family, who then resided in Huntsville

Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel 1847–1868 Company Unknown (1857) Age at departure: 50

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Birth: Oct. 2, 1806 Bolton Lancashire, England

Death: Mar. 10, 1865 Ogden Weber County Utah, USA

Son of John Horrocks and Alice Hulme Horrocks.

Husband of Alice Houghton Horrocks and Eliza Ann Clark Horrocks.

Father of 14 children - Alice, Ann, Edward, Edward, Eliza, Eliza Ann, Elizabeth, Janice, John, Joseph, Martha, Mary, Samuel and Sarah Horrocks. Beloved stepfather of Mary Worthington.

He worked in the manufacturing business in England. He was a Silk Weaver. He also was a local teacher. He joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in 1840. He was widowed in 1856. He came to Utah with 3 daughters (Alice, Ann and Martha) in March 1857 on the ship "George Washington" and married Eliza Ann Clark at sea. Eliza's daughter Mary Worthington travelled with them. Edward's daughters Elizabeth and Mary had travelled to Utah in 1856.

He travelled the Mormon trail from March to September 1957. He first settled in Ogden, then Huntsville for the remainder of his life.

At age 59 he met his death in a snowslide in Ogden Canyon while going for supplies for his family.

Family links:

  • John Horrocks (1779 - 1816)
  • Alice Hulme Horrocks (1778 - 1855)
  • Alice Houghton Horrocks (1803 - 1856)
  • Eliza Ann Clark Horrocks (1824 - 1901)
  • Elizabeth Horrocks Kingsford (1826 - 1908)*
  • Martha Horrocks Harrop (1828 - 1895)*
  • John Horrocks (1831 - 1832)*
  • Sarah Horrocks (1832 - 1834)*
  • Samuel Horrocks (1834 - 1911)*
  • Janice Horrocks (1835 - ____)*
  • Mary Horrocks Leavitt (1836 - 1908)*
  • Alice Horrocks Wood (1841 - 1913)*
  • Edward Horrocks (1843 - 1845)*
  • Ann Horrocks Garner (1844 - 1922)*
  • Eliza Horrocks (1847 - 1855)*
  • Edward Horrocks (1858 - 1908)*
  • Joseph Horrocks (1860 - 1920)*
  • Eliza Ann Horrocks Sprague (1863 - 1954)*

Burial: Ogden City Cemetery Ogden Weber County Utah, USA

Maintained by: Shirley Ann Horrocks Whi... Originally Created by: Utah Tombstone Lady Record added: Dec 07, 2006 Find A Grave Memorial# 16932678

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Edward S. Horrocks's Timeline

October 2, 1806
Bolton, Lancashire, United Kingdom
November 9, 1828
Age 22
Macclesfield, Cheshire, England
March 10, 1865
Age 58
Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States
Ogden, Weber, Utah, USA