Sarah Bird

25 July 1845–28 November 1917 (Age 72)
Billington, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Sarah

When Sarah Bird was born on 25 July 1845, in Billington, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Frederick Otto Bird, was 34 and her mother, Mary Ann Fenn, was 29. She married William Watson Ferguson on 20 October 1863, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1856 and lived in Eaton Bray, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom in 1851. She died on 28 November 1917, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Watson Ferguson
Sarah Bird
Marriage: 20 October 1863
William Watson Ferguson Jr
Frederick William Ferguson
Estella May Ferguson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 October 1863Provo, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 9
    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 20
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    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: Mary Ann Fenn Bird

    BIOGRAPHY OF MARY ANN FENN BIRD By William Clayton (Her granddaughter’s husband) Mary Ann Fenn was the wife of Fredrick Otto Bird. She came to Utah in 1856 with the Captain Willie Handcart Company. …

    Sources (28)

    • Sarah Ann Bird in entry for Frederic William Ferguson, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
    • Sarah Kellog in household of Ezekiel Kellog, "United States Census, 1860"
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