Catherine Nightingale

Brief Life History of Catherine

When Catherine Nightingale was born on 17 March 1827, in Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Nightingale, was 30 and her mother, Jane Archer, was 28. She married Oswald Barlow on 29 July 1849, in Eccles, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States in 1880 and Richfield Election Precinct, Sevier, Utah, United States in 1900. She died on 22 May 1904, in St. Anthony, Fremont, Idaho, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Wilford Cemetery, Wilford, Fremont, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Oswald Barlow
Catherine Nightingale
Marriage: 29 July 1849
James Barlow
Oswald Franklin Barlow
Amanda Barlow
Malinda Barlow
Adrienne Barlow
Henrietta Caroline "Caddie" Barlow
Willard Barlow
Joseph Ellis Barlow
Heber F Barlow

Sources (38)

  • Catherine Barlow in household of Oswald Barlow, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Cath Nightingale, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Catherine Barlow, "BillionGraves Index"

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

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.

1842 · Mines and Collieries Act of 1842

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.

1850 · Belle Vue Gaol Opens

Belle Vue Gaol was a Victorian prison in Gorton, Manchester. The living conditions for the prisoners were horrible. It was intended to be a prison for both males and females and also became a military prison.  In 1892, the prison was demolished.

Name Meaning

English: nickname for someone with a good voice, from Middle English nightegale ‘nightingale’ (Old English nihtegale, from niht ‘night’ + galan ‘sing’). The bird is known as a sweet singer.

Probably an Americanized form (translation into English) of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Nachtigall , or cognates in other languages.

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

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Cathrine Nightingale Barlow

History of Catherine Nightingale Barlow (Wife of Oswald Barlow) (The following history was compiled from stories that were submitted to the “Daughters of the Pioneers” historical collection locate …

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