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 Charles William Willden, Sr

Charles William Willden, Sr

Birth
Anston, Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England
Death 22 Aug 1883 (aged 77)
Beaver, Beaver County, Utah, USA
Burial Beaver, Beaver County, Utah, USA
Plot A_223_2
Memorial ID 103013 · View Source
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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.



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  • Maintained by: Paull B. Gunderson
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 103013
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles William Willden, Sr (27 Jul 1806–22 Aug 1883), Find A Grave Memorial no. 103013, citing Mountain View Cemetery, Beaver, Beaver County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Paull B. Gunderson (contributor 47400776) .