John G Felt

6 Feb 1852 - 18 Aug 1916

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John G Felt

6 Feb 1852 - 18 Aug 1916
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John G. Felt was named for his uncle John Gillingham Felt of Salem, Mass. This John Gillingham Felt is the third son of Nathaniel Henry and Eliza Ann Felt. John Gillingham Felt was a highly successful business man of early Salt Lake City history. He married Clara Violet Hanks, daughter of Ephraim Kn
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John G Felt

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Salt Lake City Cemetery

200-250 N St
Salt Lake City, Utah, Salt Lake County, Utah
United States

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John Gillingham Felt

Contributor: RobSue888 Created: 3 months ago Updated: 3 months ago

John G. Felt was named for his uncle John Gillingham Felt of Salem, Mass. This John Gillingham Felt is the third son of Nathaniel Henry and Eliza Ann Felt. John Gillingham Felt was a highly successful business man of early Salt Lake City history. He married Clara Violet Hanks, daughter of Ephraim Knowlton and Harriet Amelia Decker Hanks. Ephraim Hanks was known as the "Mormon Scout." Harriet A. Decker was Ephraim's first wife of three plural wives. In 1847 Harriet was the widow of Edwin S. Little when she came to the Salt Lake Valley. Clara V. Hanks Felt had a rich heritage in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints including the intimate friendship of her grandfather Isaac Decker and Joseph Smith Jr. etc. Clara was indeed a "Ward Girl" and it appears John G. and Clara Felt stayed close to their childhood homes throughout their lives living on upper Main Street. Harriet Amelia Decker is the sister of Charles Franklin Decker, husband of Vilate Young. Vilate Young famously lived with John G. Felt's parents in Salem, Mass during the turbulent year 1844. Vilate then was Clara's aunt Vilate! This is a very interesting family link. It is known that John G. Felt canvassed most of Utah on business trips and maintained a residence in Chicago, IL. Shoes and shoe waterproofing was of interest to his father and uncle for whom he is named; the two of them owning a patent for the same in England in about the year 1868. (This was submitted on ancestry.com as a caption on a photo of John Gillingham Felt's tombstone by a descendant of John's sister, Margaret Eliza Felt. His username on ancestry.com is nuelwest. Also found on findagrave.com for John Gillingham Felt.)

John Gillingham Felt

Contributor: RobSue888 Created: 3 months ago Updated: 3 months ago

John G. Felt was named for his uncle John Gillingham Felt of Salem, Mass. This John Gillingham Felt is the third son of Nathaniel Henry and Eliza Ann Felt. John Gillingham Felt was a highly successful business man of early Salt Lake City history. He married Clara Violet Hanks, daughter of Ephraim Knowlton and Harriet Amelia Decker Hanks. Ephraim Hanks was known as the "Mormon Scout." Harriet A. Decker was Ephraim's first wife of three plural wives. In 1847 Harriet was the widow of Edwin S. Little when she came to the Salt Lake Valley. Clara V. Hanks Felt had a rich heritage in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints including the intimate friendship of her grandfather Isaac Decker and Joseph Smith Jr. etc. Clara was indeed a "Ward Girl" and it appears John G. and Clara Felt stayed close to their childhood homes throughout their lives living on upper Main Street. Harriet Amelia Decker is the sister of Charles Franklin Decker, husband of Vilate Young. Vilate Young famously lived with John G. Felt's parents in Salem, Mass during the turbulent year 1844. Vilate then was Clara's aunt Vilate! This is a very interesting family link. It is known that John G. Felt canvassed most of Utah on business trips and maintained a residence in Chicago, IL. Shoes and shoe waterproofing was of interest to his father and uncle for whom he is named; the two of them owning a patent for the same in England in about the year 1868. (This was submitted on ancestry.com as a caption on a photo of John Gillingham Felt's tombstone by a descendant of John's sister, Margaret Eliza Felt. His username on ancestry.com is nuelwest. Also found on findagrave.com for John Gillingham Felt.)

Life timeline of John G Felt

John G Felt was born on 6 Feb 1852
John G Felt was 9 years old when American Civil War: Fort Sumter surrenders to Confederate forces. The American Civil War was a war fought in the United States from 1861 to 1865. As a result of the long-standing controversy over slavery, war broke out in April 1861, when Confederate forces attacked Fort Sumter in South Carolina, shortly after U.S. President Abraham Lincoln was inaugurated. The nationalists of the Union proclaimed loyalty to the U.S. Constitution. They faced secessionists of the Confederate States, who advocated for states' rights to expand slavery.
John G Felt was 28 years old when Thomas Edison demonstrates incandescent lighting to the public for the first time, in Menlo Park, New Jersey. Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor and businessman, who has been described as America's greatest inventor. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and the long-lasting, practical electric light bulb. Dubbed "The Wizard of Menlo Park", he was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of mass production and large-scale teamwork to the process of invention, and is often credited with the creation of the first industrial research laboratory.
John G Felt was 32 years old when Eruption of Krakatoa: Four enormous explosions destroy the island of Krakatoa and cause years of climate change. The 1883 eruption of Krakatoa in the Dutch East Indies began in the afternoon of Sunday, 26 August 1883, and peaked in the late morning of Monday, 27 August when over 70% of the island and its surrounding archipelago were destroyed as it collapsed into a caldera. Additional seismic activity was reported to have continued until February 1884, though reports of seismic activity after October 1883 were later dismissed by Rogier Verbeek's investigation into the eruption. The 1883 eruption was one of the deadliest and most destructive volcanic events in recorded history. At least 36,417 deaths are attributed to the eruption and the tsunamis it created. Significant additional effects were also felt around the world in the days and weeks after the volcano's eruption.
John G Felt was 43 years old when Mahatma Gandhi forms the Natal Indian Congress (NIC) in order to fight discrimination against Indian traders in Natal. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was an Indian activist who was the leader of the Indian independence movement against British rule. Employing nonviolent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. The honorific Mahātmā – applied to him first in 1914 in South Africa – is now used worldwide. In India, he is also called Bapu and Gandhi ji, and known as the Father of the Nation.
John G Felt was 52 years old when The Wright brothers make their first attempt to fly with the Wright Flyer at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. The Wright brothers, Orville and Wilbur, were two American aviators, engineers, inventors, and aviation pioneers who are generally credited with inventing, building, and flying the world's first successful airplane. They made the first controlled, sustained flight of a powered, heavier-than-air aircraft on December 17, 1903, four miles south of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. In 1904–05 the brothers developed their flying machine into the first practical fixed-wing aircraft. Although not the first to build experimental aircraft, the Wright brothers were the first to invent aircraft controls that made fixed-wing powered flight possible.
John G Felt died on 18 Aug 1916 at the age of 64
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