Franklin Harper Pickering

Male23 December 1857–18 July 1943

Brief Life History of Franklin Harper

When Franklin Harper Pickering was born on 23 December 1857, in Hull, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Simeon Pickering, was 40 and his mother, Eleanor Elizabeth Harper, was 40. He married Mary Jane Snowball on 6 September 1883, in Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 40 years. He died on 18 July 1943, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Franklin Harper Pickering
Mary Jane Snowball
Marriage: 6 September 1883
Franklin William Pickering
Jane Elizabeth Pickering
Mary Pickering

Sources (62)

  • Fred H Pickering in household of Mary P Brighton, "United States Census, 1940"
  • England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1837-1915
  • Franklin Harper Pickering marriage to Mary Jane Snowball 6 September 1883, Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Utah - IMAGE

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 September 1883Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 6

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1863 · Lendal Bridge Opened

    Age 6

    The Lendal Bridge was opened in 1863, after a previous failed attempt at building it Thomas Page was brought in to design it. It is an iron bridge styled with the gothic style popular in England. When it was first opened, it was a toll bridge but in 1894, it accepted it’s last toll.


    Age 27

    Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

    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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    Story Highlight

    Franklin Harper Pickering, by Mary Pickering Brighton

    Franklin Harper Pickering By Mary Pickering Brighton My father, Franklin Harper Pickering, was born December 23, 1857 in Yorkshire, England. He was the son of Simeon and Ellen Harper Pickering. When …

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