Mary Ann Des Forges

5 November 1846–22 June 1926 (Age 79)
Kimberworth, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Des Forges was born on 5 November 1846, in Kimberworth, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Joseph Des Forges, was 26 and her mother, Ann Taylor, was 23. She married Thomas Chester on 1 January 1868, in Firbeck, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Yorkshire West Riding, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom in 1881. She died on 22 June 1926, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, East Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Chester
1843–1918
Mary Ann Des Forges
1846–1926
Marriage: 1 January 1868
Lucy Ann Chester
1868–1911
Ada Emeline Chester
1870–1948
Rose Emma Chester
1871–1912
Fannie Elizabeth Chester
1873–1951
Mary Alice Chester
1874–1960
Joseph Samuel Chester
1877–1878
Phoebe Eleanor Chester
1881–1947
Arthur Joseph Henry Chester
1883–1955
Ruth Jessie Chester
1885–1885
Franklin Mathew Chester
1887–1949

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1 January 1868
Firbeck, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
children

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(3)

    Female1846–1926Female

    Emma Alice Des Forges

    Female1849–1922Female

    Sarah Elizabeth Des Forges

    Female1855–1903Female

World Events (8)

1854 · The Crimean War

Age 8

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
1863

Age 17

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 21

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 The Amendment was later repealed.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

Portuguese and Galician: from a variant or shortened form of de Deus ‘from or with God’, an element of various Christian personal names element ( compare Dios ).

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

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Story Highlight

Brief Life Sketch of Mary Ann Des Forges

Mary Ann Des Forges was born in Kimberworth, Yorkshire, England on 5 November 1846, the daughter of Joseph Des Forges (1820–1891) and Ann Taylor (1823–1888). Joseph’s family was of French decent, and …

Sources (3)

  • Mary A Chester in household of Thomas Chester, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Mary Ann Des'Forges in household of Josh Des'Forges, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Mary A. Mccue in household of Peter Mccue, "United States Census, 1900"

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