Harriet Speight

1822–21 March 1900 (Age 78)
Leeds, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Harriet

Harriet Speight was born in 1822 as the daughter of William Speight and Margaret. She married John Rigton Brown on 13 January 1838, in Leeds, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Bridge Creek, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States in 1860 and Tyro Township, Yellow Medicine, Minnesota, United States in 1880. She died on 21 March 1900, in Hanley Falls, Yellow Medicine, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Wood Lake, Yellow Medicine, Minnesota, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Rigton Brown
1818–1887
Harriet Speight
1822–1900
Marriage: 13 January 1838
William Speight Brown
1838–1908
Emily Hannah Brown
1841–1920
Edwin Oupl Brown
1843–1902
Mary Ellen Brown
1845–1915
Harriet Brown
1847–1903
John H. Brown
1850–1934
Thomas Henry Brown
1855–1927
Charles Andrew Brown
1858–1929
Alice Mabel Brown
1860–1928
Isaac Newton Brown
1865–1925

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
13 January 1838
Leeds, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
children

(10)

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Parents and Siblings

    William Speight

    MaleMale

    Margaret

    FemaleFemale

siblings

(1)

World Events (8)

1823

Age 1

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

Age 11

The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
1843

Age 21

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

Name Meaning

English (now chiefly Yorkshire): nickname from Middle English speght ‘woodpecker’, probably from an unrecorded Old English word akin to specan ‘to speak, talk, chatter’. Compare Speak .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Harriet Brown in household of John R Brown, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Harriet Brown in household of John R Brown, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Harriet Brown, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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