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Silas Kershaw (1890 - 1962)

Silas (Sie) Kershaw
Born in Kaysville, Davis, Utah Territory, United Statesmap
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Died at age 71 in Layton, Davis, Utah, United Statesmap
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Silas Kershaw, 1890-1962, was born in Davis county, Utah Territory, the son of Scholfield Kershaw and Rebecca Maisey, both born in England, married in Utah, and had twelve children. Silas never married. He died in 1962. [1]

In 1900, the Kershaw family lived on their farm in Layton, Davis, Utah. They owned their farm without a mortgage. The family included

Schofield Kershaw, 49, born Feb. 1851 in England, who immigrated in 1871, and was a naturalized citizen, a farmer, married 23 years
Rebecca Kershaw Wife 56 b. Dec 1844 in England, immigrated in 1856, who had had 12 children, nine of whom were living
Mary J Kershaw Daughter 21 Utah
Daniel J Kershaw Son 17 Utah, farm laborer
Ada Kershaw Daughter 16 Utah
Sarah R Kershaw Dau. 11 Utah
Silas Kershaw Son 10 Utah, born Dec. 1890
Rhoda E Kershaw Dau. 8 Utah
Annie A Kershaw Dau. 6 Utah
Fred R Kershaw Son 4 Utah [2]

1907: His parents and two teenaged sisters, Rhoda and Annie, all perished when their buggy was stuck by an Oregon Short Line train. They were crossing the tracks, returning home after a picnic at about 7:30 pm on Tuesday evening, 25 June 1907. One thousand people attended the funeral of the four. [3]

In 1910, the Kershaws lived on their farm in Layton, Davis, Utah. They owned the farm without a mortgage. All members of the household could read and write. The family included

Ada Kershaw Head of household, 24, born in Utah
Sarah Kershaw Sister 20 Utah
Silas Kershaw Brother 19 Utah, a farmer
Fred R Kershaw Brother 14 Utah [4]

Silas Kershaw, 26, registered for the WWI Draft in Rebel Creek, Humboldt, Nevada on 5 June 1917. He was born 2 December 1891 in Layton, Utah. Silas was a rancher, employed by Ellison Ranching Co., Rebel Creek, Nevada. He was tall and slender, with brown eyes and hair. [5]

In 1930, Silas lived with his sister, Sarah Adams, and her family in Layton, Davis, Utah. The oldest four children were in school. The household included

Delbert H Adams, 39, born in Utah, a sheep stockman, not a veteran
Sarrah R Adams Wife 40 Utah
Dean K Adams Son 13 Utah
Josephine K Adams Dau. 12 Utah
June K Adams Dau. 11 Utah
Isabel K Adams Dau. 8 Utah
Fred K Adams Son 6 Utah
Mary K Adams Dau. 4 Utah
Mark K Adams Son 3 Utah
Pauline K Adams Dau. 1 Utah
Silas Kershaw, Brother-in-law, 38, b.Utah, a farmer, not a veteran [6]

In 1940, Silas Kershaw lived in Layton, Utah, on his farm, valued at $400. He was 48, born in Utah, had completed the eighth grade, and had lived in the same city for at least five years. [7]

Silas Kershaw, born 2 Dec 1890, Kaysville, Davis County, Utah Territory, United States, was the son of Schofield Kershaw and Rebecca Maisy. Silas, unmarried, a farmer, not a veteran, aged 71, died in a trailer house fire at about 9:20 pm on 26 October 1962 in rural West Layton, Davis, Utah. The informant to his death was (his sister) Mrs. Sarah K. Adams, of Layton, Utah. He was buried on 30 October at Kaysville - Layton, Utah. [8]

Silas is buried at Kaysville City Cemetery, Kaysville, Utah, with many of his family members (PLOT 16-4-A-9W). [9] [10]


  1. Family Tree, with sources (
  2. "United States Census, 1900", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 13 January 2022), Silas Kershaw in entry for Schofield Kershaw, 1900.
  3. Salt Lake City Tribune, Sat AM, 29 June 1907 (
  4. "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 8 February 2022), Silas Kershaw in household of Adda Kershaw, Layton, Davis, Utah, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 40, sheet 1A, family 6, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1603; FHL microfilm 1,375,616.
  5. "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 24 December 2021), Silas Kershaw, 1917-1918.
  6. "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 8 February 2022), Silas Kershaw in household of Delbert H Adams, Layton, Davis, Utah, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 12, sheet 5B, line 83, family 99, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 2415; FHL microfilm 2,342,149.
  7. "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 4 January 2021), Silas Kershaw, Layton Election Precinct, Davis, Utah, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 6-21, sheet 1A, line 11, family 4, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 4212.
  8. "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965,": Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965
  9. Find A Grave: Memorial #120659
  10. Burial record "Utah, State Archives Records, 1848-2001", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 5 April 2021), Silas Kershaw, 1962.

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