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
1851–1927
Emma Sweet
1850–1937
Marriage: 30 September 1871
William George Gibb
1871–1872
William George Gibb
1873–1948
Hannah Gibb
1877–1943
Robert Gibb
1878–1879
Florence Gibb
1883–1976

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
30 September 1871
Merriott, Somerset, England, United Kingdom
children

(5)

Parents and Siblings

    Josiah Sweet

    Male1821–Male

    Jessica Sweet

    Female1821–Female

siblings

(3)

    Job Sweet

    Male1848–Male

    Female1850–1937Female

    Elizabeth Sweet

    Female1851–Female

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.
1884

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.

Possible Related Names

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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