Mary Birch

12 September 1812–28 December 1897 (Age 85)
Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Mary

Mary Birch was born on 12 September 1812, in Lancashire, England, United Kingdom as the daughter of James Birch and Sarah. She married Joseph Shaw on 29 March 1835, in Prestwich, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Elton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1851. She died on 28 December 1897, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Shaw
1815–1876
Mary Birch
1812–1897
Marriage: 29 March 1835
Ann Shaw
1835–1841
Sarah Shaw
1840–1844
Mary Ann Shaw
1839–1845
William Shaw
1842–1844
Joseph Shaw Jr.
1843–1888
Alice Shaw
1848–1897

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 March 1835Prestwich, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children

    (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 7
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1825 · Museum of Lancashire
    Age 13
    The Museum of Lancashire is located in the former courthouse of Preston in Lancashire, England. The building was designed by Thomas Rickman. Some the exhibits include Lancashire through the years, at work, at play, goes to war, and law and order. All depict different times and events in Lancashire county. The museum closed in 2015 and is now only opened for scheduled appointments.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 24
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    Name Meaning

    English, German, Danish, and Swedish: topographic name for someone who lived by a birch tree or in a birch wood, from an ancient Germanic word meaning ‘birch’ (Old English birce, byrce ‘birch’, Middle High German birche, Old Danish birk). In some cases the German and English name may be derived from any of the places called with this word, such as Birch in Aargau (see Birke ) or Birch in Essex. In Swedish, the name is in many instances ornamental.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Birke
    Britch
    Burkin
    Burch
    Birk
    Burks

    Sources (33)

    • Mary Shaw en la familia de Joseph Shaw, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Mary en el registro de Alice Shaw, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Mary Shaw in household of Joseph Shaw, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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