Irving Barkley Pickering

Male25 October 1903–7 April 1984

Brief Life History of Irving Barkley

When Irving Barkley Pickering was born on 25 October 1903, in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States, his father, Archie Lee Pickering, was 20 and his mother, Florence I. Johnson, was 17. He married Mary Jane Bailey on 12 June 1927, in Woodstock, Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States for about 10 years and Sharon, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States in 1993. He died on 7 April 1984, in Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Knollwood Memorial Park, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.

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Irving Barkley Pickering
Mary Jane Bailey
Marriage: 12 June 1927
Irving Eugene Pickering
Harry Ingersol Pickering
Patricia J. Pickering
George Winthrop Pickering

Sources (13)

  • Irving B Pickering, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Irving Barkley Pickering, "New York, New York City Births, 1846-1909"
  • Irving B Pickering, "New Brunswick Provincial Marriages 1789-1950"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 June 1927Woodstock, Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada
  • Children (4)

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    Siblings (2)

    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

    1913 · The Woolworth Building Opens as the Tallest Building in the World

    Age 10

    At 792 feet above Broadway, the Woolworth Building became the tallest building in the world and held the record for 17 years. The Woolworth Building was overshadowed by the Chrysler Building at 1,046 feet in 1930 and the Empire State Building at 1,454 feet in 1931. Retailer and mogul Frank W. Woolworth commissioned the Woolworth Building in 1910 with the intent of his namesake building to be the tallest in the world. The 13 million dollar project was financed in cash by Woolworth which allowed him freedoms in the design and construction of the ornate, gothic building. An opening ceremony was held on April 24, 1913 at which President Woodrow Wilson pressed a button from the White House and lit the historic building in New York City.


    Age 24

    Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

    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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