Mary Jane Bamford

24 August 1831–12 September 1875 (Age 44)
Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Mary Jane

When Mary Jane Bamford was born on 24 August 1831, in Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Bamford, was 43 and her mother, Mary Jones, was 41. She married Benjamin Riches on 3 March 1853, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Rochdale, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1841. She died on 12 September 1875, in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States, at the age of 44, and was buried in Nephi City Cemetery, Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Riches
Mary Jane Bamford
Marriage: 3 March 1853
Mary Bamford Riches
Benjamin Bamford Riches
George Bamford Riches
James Bamford Riches
William Bamford Riches
Edward Bamford Riches

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 March 1853Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    +7 More Children

    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.
    Age 15
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of various places (the two main ones being in Derbyshire and Lancashire) named with Old English bēam ‘tree, beam’ + ford ‘ford’, i.e. a ford beside a plank bridge for those who wished to keep their feet dry.

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

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    Sources (21)

    • Mary Bainford in household of John Bainford, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Mary Banford in entry for Edward B Riches, "Idaho, Death Certificates, 1911-1937"
    • Mary Bamford in household of John Bamford, "United States Census, 1850"

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