Mary Sherwood Wickens

22 February 1850–29 December 1891 (Age 41)
Pirbright, Surrey, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Mary Sherwood

When Mary Sherwood Wickens was born on 22 February 1850, in Pirbright, Surrey, England, United Kingdom, her father, James Brown Wickens, was 26 and her mother, Harriet Turner Sherwood, was 25. She married John Wardell Taylor on 31 January 1870, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Stoke, Surrey, England, United Kingdom in 1851. She died on 29 December 1891, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 41, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Wardell Taylor
Mary Sherwood Wickens
Marriage: 31 January 1870
John James Taylor
Harriet Elizabeth Taylor
Anne Laurie Taylor
Polly Wickens Taylor
Alvin Hyrum Taylor
Sophia Wickens Taylor
George Albert Taylor
Emily Eliza Taylor
Frank Thomas Taylor

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    31 January 1870Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (7)

    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 4
    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 13
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
    Age 13
    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.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Wicken , with the addition of the Middle English plural or genitive suffix -s.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Life History of Anne Searle Blackman Wickens

    Anne was born in April 1819 in Worplesdon, Surrey, England to George and Jane Goaring Simonds Searle. She was the fifth of ten children. At age 20 she was living in Shalford, Surrey at Mill Lane. It a …

    Sources (38)

    • Polly Wickens in household of James Wickens, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • Polly Wickens in entry for Alvin H Taylor and Eleanore Morgan, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Unknown Unknown in entry for Sophia Wickens Taylor Harrop, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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