Thomas Pilgrim

22 October 1832–15 August 1889 (Age 56)
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Thomas

When Thomas Pilgrim was born on 22 October 1832, in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Samuel Pilgrim, was 35 and his mother, Elizabeth Betsy Coote, was 38. He married Mary Ann Peacock on 16 July 1864, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in St Andrew the Less, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom in 1841 and Chesterton, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom in 1851. He died on 15 August 1889, in Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Thomas Pilgrim
Mary Ann Peacock
Marriage: 16 July 1864
Annie Rebecca Pilgrim
Phyllis Elizabeth Pilgrim
Susan Emily Pilgrim
Clara Jane Pilgrim
Harriett Louise Pilgrim
Thomas Joseph Pilgrim
Helen May Pilgrim
William Henry Pilgrim
John Hyrum Pilgrim
James Alfred Pilgrim
Ernest Samuel Pilgrim

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  • Marriage
    16 July 1864Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (7)

    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 1
    The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 4
    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.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 22
    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.

    Name Meaning

    English (southeastern) and German: from Middle English pil(e)grim, Middle High German bilgerīn, pilgerīm ‘pilgrim’ (from Latin peregrinus, pelegrinus ‘traveler’), a nickname for a person who had been on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land or to some seat of devotion nearer home, such as Santiago de Compostella, Rome, or Canterbury. Such pilgrimages were often imposed as penances, graver sins requiring more arduous journeys. In both England and Germany Pilgrim was occasionally used as a personal name, from which the surname could also have arisen.

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

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    Sources (30)

    • Ernest Pilgrim in entry for Helen Pilgrim Toolson, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Thomas Pilgrim, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Thomas in entry for John Hyrum Pilgrim and Effie Evans, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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