Mary Ann Openshaw

6 December 1823–6 November 1901 (Age 77)
Rossendale, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Openshaw was born on 6 December 1823, in Rossendale, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Openshaw, was 26 and her mother, Amelia Frith, was 22. She married James Simister on 18 January 1846, in Hayfield, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Thornsett, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and Fernilee, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom in 1861. She died on 6 November 1901, in Coalville, Summit, Utah, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Coalville, Summit, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Beard Jr.
Mary Ann Openshaw
Marriage: 5 June 1859
Mary Hannah Beard
James Thomas Beard Sr.
Ellen Amelia Beard

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 June 1859Taxal, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 2
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    Age 7
    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
    Age 23
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    English (Lancashire): habitational name from Openshaw (Lancashire). The placename derives from Old English open ‘open, unenclosed’ + sceaga ‘small wood, copse’.

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

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    Mary Ann Openshaw 1823-1901

    Mary Ann Openshaw 1823-1901: My Maternal Second Great Grandmother Compiled from Histories and Records, and Written by Diane Johnston Wilcken According to the EWP (England and Wales Precipitation Se …

    Sources (58)

    • Mary A O S Beard, "Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951"
    • Mary Ann Beard in household of Thomas Beard, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
    • Mary Ann Openshaw in entry for James Thomas Beard, "Idaho, Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

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