Sarah Ann Mercer

8 December 1815–24 February 1881 (Age 65)
Allerston, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Sarah Ann

When Sarah Ann Mercer was born on 8 December 1815, in Allerston, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Mercer, was 36 and her mother, Mary Hartley, was 30. She married Charles William Wilkinson on 31 March 1834, in Shipley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 7 daughters. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1862 and lived in Bradford St James, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1841 and Bradford, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1851. She died on 24 February 1881, in Hoytsville, Summit, Utah, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Hoytsville Cemetery, Hoytsville, Summit, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles William Wilkinson
Sarah Ann Mercer
Marriage: 31 March 1834
William Charles Wilkinson
Moses Wilkinson Sr
Sarah Alice Wilkinson
Mary Wilkinson
John Mormon Wilkinson
Martha Ann Wilkinson
Joseph Wilkinson
Sarah Wilkinson
Emma Jane Wilkinson
Samuel Wilkinson
Elizabeth Ann Wilkinson
Sarah Ann Wilkinson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    31 March 1834Shipley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1821 · New Ouse Bridge Completed
    Age 6
    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 8
    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 18
    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.

    Name Meaning

    English and Catalan: occupational name for a merchant, from Old French mercier, merchier (see Mercier ). In Middle English the term was applied particularly to someone who dealt in textiles, especially the more costly and luxurious fabrics such as silks, satin, and velvet.

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

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    Story Highlight

    From Bradford to Hoytsville

    Charles William Wilkinson married Sarah Ann Mercer and started a family in the town of Bradford. Bradford was in the center of the manufacturing districts and most people in the town were employed in …

    Sources (51)

    • Sarah Wilkinson, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Sarah Mercer in entry for Sarah Wilkinson Morris, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Sarah Wilkinson in household of Chas Wilkinson, "England and Wales Census, 1841"

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