Charles Henry Pickering

Male22 June 1848–24 January 1920

Brief Life History 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
1848–1920
Emma Florence Tower
1851–1920
Marriage: 31 December 1872
Leon Dexter Pickering
1886–
Marie Fletcher Pickering
1889–

Sources (20)

  • Charles Pickering, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Pickering, "Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915"
  • Charles Henry Pickering, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

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  • Marriage
    31 December 1872Westford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (12)

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    World Events (8)

    1863

    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 The Amendment was later repealed.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 group name, Piceringas, meaning ‘the people of a man named Pīcer’.

    History: John Pickering of Newgate, Coventry, Warwickshire, England, came to MA in the early 1630s. He married Elizabeth Alderman in Ipswich, MA, in 1636 and moved a year later to Salem.

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

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