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
Mary Ann Des Forges
Marriage: 1 January 1868
Lucy Ann Chester
Ada Emeline Chester
Rose Emma Chester
Fannie Elizabeth Chester
Mary Alice Chester
Joseph Samuel Chester
Phoebe Eleanor Chester
Arthur Joseph Henry Chester
Ruth Jessie Chester
Franklin Mathew Chester

Spouse and Children

1 January 1868
Firbeck, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom


+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings




    Emma Alice Des Forges


    Sarah Elizabeth Des Forges


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.

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 The Amendment was later repealed.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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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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