Simeon Pickering

10 November 1817–6 April 1897 (Age 79)
Driffield Town, Yorkshire, England

The Life Summary of Simeon

When Simeon Pickering was born on 10 November 1817, in Driffield Town, Yorkshire, England, his father, William Pickering, was 44 and his mother, Martha Saunders, was 40. He married Ellen Elizabeth Harper on 21 December 1839, in Great Driffield, Yorkshire East Riding, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Yorkshire East Riding, England, United Kingdom in 1851. He died on 6 April 1897, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Simeon Pickering
Ellen Elizabeth Harper
Marriage: 21 December 1839
Ann Elizabeth Pickering
John H Pickering
Mary Pickering
Henry Harper Pickering
Martha Ellen Pickering
Willard Richards Pickering
Heber Pickering
Franklin Harper Pickering

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 December 1839Great Driffield, Yorkshire East Riding, England, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 2
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1821 · New Ouse Bridge Completed
    Age 4
    The original Ouse Bridge collapsed in 1154 under the weight of a crowd that was on it. In 1367, after the bridge had been replaced with stone and became the site of the first public toilets. In 1564-1565 the bridge was finally done being repaired. In 1810 and 1818 the bridge was dismantled to make way for a new Ouse Bridge design and completed in 1821.
    Age 29
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Pickering in North Yorkshire, named with an Old English group name, Piceringas, meaning ‘the people of a man named Pīcer’.History: John Pickering of Newgate, Coventry, Warwickshire, England, came to MA in the early 1630s. He married Elizabeth Alderman in Ipswich, MA, in 1636 and moved a year later to Salem.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Utah Pioneers and Prominent Men - Simeon Pickering

    Pickering, Simeon, (son of William Pickering of Foster, Yorkshire, and Martha Saunders of Scarborough, Eng.) Born Nov. 10, 1817, Wansford, Eng. came to Utah Sept. 29, 1968, William S. Seeley company. …

    Sources (76)

    • Lunan Pickering, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Simon Pickering in entry for William R. Pickering and Hattie L. Phillipp, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
    • Simeon Pickering in entry for Willard R. Pickering, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"

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