Martha Roach

14 December 1829–23 June 1906 (Age 76)
North Curry, Somerset, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Martha

When Martha Roach was born on 14 December 1829, in North Curry, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Roach, was 30 and her mother, Mary Knapp, was 29. She married Philip Pugsley on 28 June 1851, in Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. She immigrated to New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States in 1853 and lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Salt Lake City Ward 3, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1900. She died on 23 June 1906, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Philip Pugsley
Martha Roach
Marriage: 28 June 1851
Joseph Edwin Franklin Pugsley
Elizabeth Ann Pugsley
Emily A. Pugsley
Martha Louisa Pugsley
Philip Pugsley
William Henry Pugsley
Minnie Pugsley
Albert Pugsley
Adelaide Pugsley
Eva Pugsley
John Roach Pugsley

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 June 1851Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 1
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 4
    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.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 25
    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:of Norman origin, from Old French and Middle English roche ‘rock, cliff, promontory’, sometimes a translation of Stone . The surname may have been topographic, denoting someone who lived on or by a prominent rock or rocky place, or a habitational name for someone who lived or came from a place so named, such as one of those called Roque or Roche(s) in Normandy and neighboring regions, or Roche in Cornwall, Roach Farm in Clyst Hydon (Devon), or Roch in Pembrokeshire (see Roch ).in Lancashire perhaps referring to the River Roch, which runs through Rochdale; the river name is probably a back-formation from Recedham, an early name for Rochdale recorded in 1086, derived from Old English reced ‘building, house, hall’ + hām ‘village, homestead’. Alternatively, the Lancashire name could be a shortened form of the now rare or extinct surname Rochdale alias Rachedale, Rachdall, a habitational name from Rochdale (Lancashire). From the 18th century onward the name is difficult to distinguish from Roch , borne by Irish migrants to South Lancashire, especially Liverpool.

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    Philip Pugsley - Short History Written for Grandchildren

    Philip Pugsley Philip Pugsley was born Dec. 18, 1822 in the parish of Withypoole, in Somerset England. His parents were Philip Pugsley and Mary Baker. While Philip was working in Bristol England …

    Sources (63)

    • Martha Pugsley, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Martha R Pugsley, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Martha Pugsley in household of Phillip Pugsley, "United States Census, 1870"

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