Willard Richards Pickering

30 September 1853–1 July 1915 (Age 61)
Hull, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Willard Richards

When Willard Richards Pickering was born on 30 September 1853, in Hull, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Simeon Pickering, was 35 and his mother, Eleanor Elizabeth Harper, was 36. He married Eunice Diana Drake on 1 May 1876, in Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons. He lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1880 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 12 years. He died on 1 July 1915, in Centerville, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Willard Richards Pickering
Eunice Diana Drake
Marriage: 1 May 1876
Willard Alonzo Pickering
Henry Fifield Pickering
Joseph Franklin Pickering
LeRoy Galtrey Pickering
Clarence Holbrook Pickering
Ernest Arthur Pickering
Simeon Horace Pickering

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 May 1876Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 1
    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.
    1863 · Lendal Bridge Opened
    Age 10
    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.
    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 17
    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    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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    Sources (84)

    • Willard R Pickering in entry for Wendell Pillips Pickering, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
    • Willard R Pickering, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Willard R. Pickering, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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