Emma Sweet

15 March 1850–1937 (Age 86)
Merriott, Somerset, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Emma

When Emma Sweet was born on 15 March 1850, in Merriott, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, her father, Josiah Sweet, was 29 and her mother, Jessica Sweet, was 29. She married Ambrose Gibb on 30 September 1871, in Merriott, Somerset, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She died in 1937, in Chard, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 87.

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Family Time Line

Ambrose Gibb
Emma Sweet
Marriage: 30 September 1871
William George Gibb
William George Gibb
Hannah Gibb
Robert Gibb
Florence Gibb

Spouse and Children

30 September 1871
Merriott, Somerset, England, United Kingdom


Parents and Siblings

    Josiah Sweet


    Jessica Sweet




    Job Sweet



    Elizabeth Sweet


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.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 30

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Age 34

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning

1 English (most common in the West Country): nickname from Middle English swete ‘sweet’, ‘pleasant’, ‘agreeable’. The Old English bynames Swēt(a) (masculine) and Swēte (feminine) derived from this word survived into the early Middle English period, and may also be sources of the surname.2 Translation of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Suess .3 In New England, a translation of French Ledoux .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Emma Sweet in household of Jessica Sweet, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Emma Sweet in household of Jessica Sweet, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Emma Sweet in household of Josiah Sweet, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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