Alice Woodhead

20 January 1831–25 April 1896 (Age 65)
Walsden, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Alice

When Alice Woodhead was born on 20 January 1831, in Walsden, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Woodhead, was 24 and her mother, Mary Coupe, was 18. She married Josiah Barker on 28 November 1853, in Walsden, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1841 and Lawrence, Essex, Massachusetts, United States in 1860. She died on 25 April 1896, in Escalante, Garfield, Utah, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Escalante Cemetery, Escalante, Garfield, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Josiah Barker
Alice Woodhead
Marriage: 28 November 1853
Peter Barker
John Woodhead Barker
Mary Alice Barker
James Isaac Barker
Maria Barker
Josiah Woodhead Barker
Alice Barker
William Henry Barker
Joseph Woodhead Barker
Benjamin Barker

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 November 1853Walsden, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 1
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    1842 · Mines and Collieries Act of 1842
    Age 11
    The Parliment of the United Kingdom passed the Mines and Collieries Act of 1842, mostly commonly known as the Mines Act of 1842. This act made it so that nobody under the age of ten could work in the mines and also females in general could not be employed.
    1850 · Belle Vue Gaol Opens
    Age 19
    Belle Vue Gaol was a Victorian prison in Gorton, Manchester. The living conditions for the prisoners were horrible. It was intended to be a prison for both males and females and also became a military prison.  In 1892, the prison was demolished.

    Name Meaning

    English (Yorkshire): from Middle English wode ‘wood’ + hed, hedde ‘head’ (Old English wudu + hēafod). The surname may be topographic, for someone who lived at or near the top or edge of a wood, or habitational, from one of the many places so named, such as Wood Head in Barkisland (Yorkshire), Woodhead in Tintwistle (Cheshire), or Woodhead in Great Casterton (Rutland).

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

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    Alice WOODHEAD

    Alice WOODHEAD was born in Todmorden, Lancashire, England the 20 of January 1831. She was the first child of nine that were born to John WOODHEAD and Mary COUPE(?). Her childhood was like most of t …

    Sources (25)

    • Mary Woodhead in household of John Woodhead, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • A. Woodhead in entry for George Henry Shurtz and Maria Gates, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Alice Woodhead in entry for Mary Alice Shurtz, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

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