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.
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.