Maria Mitchell

14 April 1843–19 February 1923 (Age 79)
Liverpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Maria

When Maria Mitchell was born on 14 April 1843, in Liverpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Hezekiah Mitchell, was 32 and her mother, Sarah Ann Mallinson, was 32. She married James Brown on 19 September 1861, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1854 and lived in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1910 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1920. She died on 19 February 1923, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edward Gregory Horrocks
1841–1884
Maria Mitchell
1843–1923
Marriage: 4 June 1864
Sarah Ann Horrocks
1865–1954
Maria Victoria Horrocks
1867–1869
Herman William Horrocks
1870–1950
Rosella Horrocks
1872–1874
James Horrocks
1875–1881
Laura Lavinia Horrocks
1877–1967
Camilla May Horrocks
1879–1946
Samuel Ephraim Horrocks
1882–1965
Joseph Herbert Horrocks
1884–1937

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 June 1864Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (9)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1846
    Age 3
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1847
    Age 4
    Historical Boundaries: 1848: Mexican Cession, United States 1850: Utah Territory, United States 1851: Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States 1868: Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Salt Lake, Utah, United States
    1865
    Age 22
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: from the vernacular pronunciation in Middle English and Older Scots of the personal name Michael . See Michelson .English and Scottish: nickname for a big man, from Middle English michel, mechel, muchel ‘big’.Irish (County Connacht): surname adopted as equivalent of Mulvihill .

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

    Possible Related Names

    Michell
    Mutch
    Meikle
    Mickle
    Michael
    Mitchel
    Mixell
    Muckle

    Sources (34)

    • Maria B Horricks in household of Richard R Solomon, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Maria Mitchell in entry for Camilla Horrocks Simmons, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Mariah Mitchell in household of Hezekiah Mitchell, "United States Census, 1850"

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