Charles Henry Pickering

22 June 1848–24 January 1920 (Age 71)
Northfield, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Charles Henry

When Charles Henry Pickering was born on 22 June 1848, in Northfield, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Rufus N C Pickering, was 22 and his mother, Julia Ann Gipson, was 20. He married Emma Florence Tower on 31 December 1872, in Westford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States in 1900 and Somerville, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States in 1910. He died on 24 January 1920, in Westford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Westford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

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Charles Henry Pickering
Emma Florence Tower
Marriage: 31 December 1872
Leon Dexter Pickering
Marie Fletcher Pickering

Spouse and Children

31 December 1872
Westford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Rufus N C Pickering


    Julia Ann Gipson




    Ira Webster Pickering



    Rufus C Pickering


    George Edwin Pickering




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World Events (8)


Age 15

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 15

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 19

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Pickering in North Yorkshire, named with an Old English tribal name, Piceringas. However, Ekwall suggests that this was earlier Pīcōringas ‘people on the ridge of the pointed hill’ ( see Orr 3 and Pike 1).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Charles Pickering, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Charles H Pickering, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Charles H Pickering in household of Rufus Pickering, "United States Census, 1860"

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