Susannah Bird

22 July 1847–31 March 1877 (Age 29)
Eaton Bray, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Susannah

When Susannah Bird was born on 22 July 1847, in Eaton Bray, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Frederick Otto Bird, was 36 and her mother, Mary Ann Fenn, was 31. She married Enoch Richins on 15 December 1866, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States in 1860. She died on 31 March 1877, in Charleston, Wasatch, Utah, United States, at the age of 29, and was buried in Charleston, Wasatch, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Enoch Richins
Susannah Bird
Marriage: 15 December 1866
Mary Jane Richins
Sarah Ann Richins
William Frederick Richins
Joseph Henry Richins

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 December 1866Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    +3 More Children

    World Events (7)

    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 7
    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.
    Age 16
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
    Age 16
    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: nickname for a young or a small and slender person, from Middle English brid, bird, burd (Old English bird, brid, perhaps also byrd) ‘bird, young bird’, also ‘young man, young woman, child’.Irish: Anglicized form of a number of Irish names erroneously thought to contain the element éan ‘bird’, in particular Ó hÉinigh (see Heagney ), Ó hÉanna (see Heaney ), Ó hÉanacháin (see Heneghan ), and Mac an Déaghanaigh (see McEneaney ).Americanized form (translation into English) of various European surnames meaning ‘bird’, as for example German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Vogel , French Loiseau , Czech Ptáček (see Ptacek ) and Pták, Polish Ptak .

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

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    Story Highlight


    BIOGRAPHY OF SUSANNAH BIRD by Lois Ivie Lovell and Awilda Richins Ivie Susannah Bird was born in Eaton Bray, Bedfordshire, England. She was the daughter of Frederick Bird and Mary Ann Fenn. Sh …

    Sources (15)

    • Susanna Kellog in household of Ezekiel Kellog, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Unknown in entry for Sarah An Mecham, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Susannah Bird, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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