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Charles William Willden, Sr
Original name:  Charles Wm.. Sr. Willden
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Birth: Jul. 27, 1806
South Yorkshire, England
Death: Aug. 22, 1883
Beaver County
Utah, USA

Charles William Willden was the son of Jeremiah and Elizabeth Revill Willden. He married Eleanor Turner in 1833 and were the parents of nine children, two of whom died as two year old children.

Charles and Eleanor and their children: Ellott, Charles Turner, John, Feargus O'Connor, Ann Jane and Maria immigrated to America in 1849, coming into New Orleans and traveling up the Mississippi to St Louis. Maria died enroute up the Mississippi and was buried near Council Bend. The family headed to Utah with Mormon pioneers, stopping off in the Council Bluffs area to farm for a couple of years before proceeding on to Utah. Mary Ellen Elizabeth was born in Council Bluffs.

They were then sent to Cedar City to help with the Iron Works as Charles had been a steel refiner in England. Their 9th and last child was born in Cedar City in 1853. After the iron works were closed down, Charles and Eleanor and family moved to Beaver, Utah and then decided to build a small family fort in the Cove Creek area. They farmed this area from 1860-1865 when they were forced to move back to Beaver due to Indian wars and other problems.

Charles died in 1883 and was buried in the city cemetery in Beaver Utah.

In 1997 the LDS church installed a plaque honoring Charles and Eleanor Willden. It is near the parking lot of the historic Cove Fort near where the Willden's built their smaller cedar fort. 
Family links: 
  Eleanor Turner Willden (1810 - 1893)
  Mary Ann Valantine Plant (1847 - 1903)*
  Ellott Willden (1833 - 1920)*
  Charles Turner Willden (1837 - 1911)*
  Feargus O'Conner Willden (1840 - 1922)*
  Ann Jane Willden Johnson (1845 - 1920)*
  Maria Willden (1848 - 1850)*
  Mary Ellen Wilden Lillywhite (1850 - 1922)*
  Louisa Willden Burt (1853 - 1883)*
  Sarah Eleanor Willden (1865 - 1877)*
  Emma Jane Willden (1866 - 1920)*
  Alice Willden (1868 - 1877)*
*Calculated relationship
Mountain View Cemetery
Beaver County
Utah, USA
Plot: A_223_2
Maintained by: Paull B. Gunderson
Originally Created by: Utah State Historical So...
Record added: Feb 02, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 103013
Charles William Willden, Sr
Added by: Paull B. Gunderson
Charles William Willden, Sr
Added by: Richard Larsen
Charles William Willden, Sr
Added by: Paull B. Gunderson
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To My 3rd Great Grandfather, a fine man.
- Janet Moore Clark
 Added: Sep. 8, 2015

- Mary Lambert
 Added: Jul. 9, 2015

- Paull B. Gunderson
 Added: Jan. 21, 2015
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